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Squid supplies blueprint for printable thermoplastics

Squid what is it good for You can eat it and you can make ink or dye from it and now a Penn State team of researchers is using it to make a thermoplastic that ... - Read More

Composite materials can be designed in a supercomputer 'virtual lab'

UCL scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials Nanocomposites which are widely used in industry are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics But ... - Read More

Gut bacteria from a worm can degrade plastic

Plastic is well known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down contributing significantly to litter and landfills But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a worm known ... - Read More

New material makes water and oil roll off

Car finish to which no dirt particles adhere house fronts from which graffiti paints roll off and shoes that remain clean on muddy paths the material fluoropore might make all this possible Both water and ... - Read More

Heat-conducting plastic: 10 times better than conventional counterparts

The spaghetti like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better ... - Read More

Inexpensive hydrolysable polymer developed

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have figured out how to reverse the characteristics of a key bonding material polyurea providing an inexpensive alternative for a broad number of applications such as ... - Read More

Physicists create new kind of pasta to explain mysterious, ring-shaped polymers

Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics As a way of demonstrating ... - Read More

Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

Researchers at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline Using a new chemical process they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon ... - Read More

New Plastic that Disappears When You Want It To

Released 24 Nov 2014 5 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom North Dakota State University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Angewandte Chemie DOI 10.1002 anie.201408492Nov 26 2014 Plastic ... - Read More

New study charts the fate of chemicals affecting health, environment

Looking forward in science often requires looking back evaluating trends to extrapolate future outcomes A classic case is Moore's Law which predicts that the density of components on an integrated circuit will double every 24 ... - Read More

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, transparent solar cells

An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called radical polymers may bring low cost transparent solar cells flexible and lightweight batteries and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft Researchers have established the solid ... - Read More

Seeing below the surface: Ultra-thin, high-speed detector captures unprecedented range of light waves

New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies walls and other objects Using the special properties of graphene a two ... - Read More

Water Leads to Chemical That Gunks Up Biofuels Production

Released 20 Aug 2014 2 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of the American Chemical SocietyAug 21 2014 ... - Read More

Safe alternatives to BPA: New technology may help identify

Numerous studies have linked exposure to bisphenol A BPA in plastic receipt paper toys and other products with various health problems from poor growth to cancer and the FDA has been supporting efforts to find ... - Read More

Regenerating plastic grows back after damage

Looking at a smooth sheet of plastic in one University of Illinois laboratory no one would guess that an impact had recently blasted a hole through it Illinois researchers have developed materials that not only ... - Read More

Environmental hormones: Tiny amounts, big effects on fish

Empty nets and few species environmental hormones are believed responsible for the diminishing numbers of fish How damaging are these substances really though Studies that depict a complete picture of the lives of fish provide ... - Read More

Cheap, environmentally-friendly method for making transparent conductive films for laptops, smartphones, solar cells

Transparent conductive films are now an integral part of our everyday lives Whether in smartphones tablets laptops flat screens or on a larger scale in solar cells Yet they are expensive and complex to manufacture ... - Read More

New record operation temperature for quantum-cascade lasers

For the observation of cold matter in the interstellar medium astronomers need instruments for the detection of terahertz radiation Specific high resolution instruments are based on terahertz quantum cascade lasers but operate only at cryogenic ... - Read More

When things get glassy, molecules go fractal

Colorful church windows beads on a necklace and many of our favorite plastics share something in common they all belong to a state of matter known as glasses School children learn the difference between liquids ... - Read More

RNA shows potential as boiling-resistant anionic polymer material for nanoarchitectures

A team of nanotechnology researchers at the University of Kentucky has discovered new methods to build heat resistant nanostructures and arrays using RNA The research led by Peixuan Guo professor and William Farish Endowed Chair ... - Read More
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