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Health and environment: A closer look at plastics

Environment
Plastics have transformed modern society providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health Share This See Also Health Policy Teen Health Materials Science Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Issues ... - Read More

Self-healing, stretchable wires created using liquid metal

Polymer
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed elastic self healing wires in which both the liquid metal core and the polymer sheath reconnect at the molecular level after being severed Share This See Also ... - Read More

Image sensors out of a spray can

Light
Researchers from Technische Universität München TUM have developed a new generation of image sensors that are more sensitive to light than the conventional silicon versions with the added bonus of being simple and cheap to ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Separating gases using a rigid polymer sieve: New polymer selectively sieves gas molecules

Gas separation is crucial for many industrial processes including obtaining nitrogen or oxygen from air and purifying natural gas or hydrogen Currently the most energy efficient method for separating gases involves polymer membranes however most ... - Read More

DNA prefers to dive head first into nanopores

DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA
If you want to understand a novel it helps to start from the beginning rather than trying to pick up the plot from somewhere in the middle The same goes for analyzing a strand of ... - Read More

New material harvests energy from water vapor

Material, Water, Energy, Energy, Energy, Water
MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source water vapor Share This See Also Energy Technology Electricity Nature of Water Materials Science Solar Energy Thermodynamics ... - Read More

Building electronics from the ground up

Building, Electronics, Electronics
There's hardly a moment in modern life that doesn't involve electronic devices whether they're guiding you to a destination by GPS or deciding which incoming messages merit a beep ring or vibration But our expectation ... - Read More

Mussels inspire innovative new adhesive for surgery

Adhesive
Mussels can be a mouthwatering meal but the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery Share This See Also Wounds ... - Read More
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