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Mussel-Inspired Adhesive Holds Potential for Surgical and Biomedical Applications

Mussel-Inspired Adhesive Holds Potential for Surgical and Biomedical Applications

Purdue University researchers have shown that a synthetic version of a high-strength adhesive produced by mussels is non-toxic to living cells, suggesting its potential suitability for surgical and other biomedical applications. [More]
Binghamton University Engineer Uses Electrospray Technique to Innovate 3D Printing Technique

Binghamton University Engineer Uses Electrospray Technique to Innovate 3D Printing Technique

Research conducted by a Binghamton University engineer might lead to a radical shift in manufacturing technology, one that could improve devices for energy production, healthcare and security. [More]
Researchers Find Coating Glass with Ultrathin Metal Layers Increases Light Transmission

Researchers Find Coating Glass with Ultrathin Metal Layers Increases Light Transmission

Imagine if the picture window in your living room could double as a giant thermostat or big screen TV. A discovery by researchers at the University of British Columbia has brought us one step closer to this becoming a reality. [More]
Scientists Discover Two New Iron Oxides Using Special High-Pressure Chamber

Scientists Discover Two New Iron Oxides Using Special High-Pressure Chamber

Using a special high-pressure chamber, scientists have discovered two new iron oxides in experiments at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III and other facilities. The discovery points to a huge, hitherto unknown oxygen source in the lower mantle of the Earth. The team led by Dr. Elena Bykova from the University of Bayreuth reports its results in the scientific journal Nature Communications. [More]
Coating on Solid Surface Increases Liquid’s Boundary Layer Velocity

Coating on Solid Surface Increases Liquid’s Boundary Layer Velocity

It is possible to make liquids slide over a solid surface, similar to a bobsleigh on ice, as discovered in research conducted by physicists from Saarland University and the ESPCI in Paris. A coating applied at the boundary between the solid surface and the liquid induces the liquid to slide through. The sliding effect increases the liquid’s average flow velocity and its throughput. [More]
Chiral Magnetic Materials Help Increase Data Storage Capacity

Chiral Magnetic Materials Help Increase Data Storage Capacity

Members from a research collaboration called “A Consortium to Exploit Spin Chirality in Advanced Materials” has succeeded in experimentally establishing the properties of crystals of chiral magnetic materials. This could lead to the development of new varieties of magnetic memories with remarkable storage capacities. In 2015, the collaboration was established by scientists from a number of countries, including the UK, Russia, and Japan. [More]
Researchers Create Hydrogels to Halt Differentiation in Stem Cells

Researchers Create Hydrogels to Halt Differentiation in Stem Cells

Stem cells are pluripotent, meaning they are capable of becoming any cell type. They have potential to be treatments for diseases such as leukemia, diabetes, and age-related blindness. The challenge is to be able to sustain this versatility until it is needed. [More]
Novel X-ray Method Provides Better Images of Imperfect Crystals of Biomolecules

Novel X-ray Method Provides Better Images of Imperfect Crystals of Biomolecules

Forming the high-quality crystals required for X-ray analysis of the structure of biological molecules is often the most difficult part of taking atomic-resolution images. Using the world's brightest X-ray source, at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, researchers have demonstrated that sharp images are obtainable, even with imperfect crystals. [More]
UltraTech’s New Superhydrophobic Fabric Protection Voted into Material ConneXion Library

UltraTech’s New Superhydrophobic Fabric Protection Voted into Material ConneXion Library

UltraTech International have announced the selection of its new superhydrophobic fabric protection, EverShield, for the Material ConneXion library. The company is a leader in the environmental compliance sector, and in specialty fabric coatings market. [More]
Engineers Discover Method to Convert Sugar into Biorenewable Nylon

Engineers Discover Method to Convert Sugar into Biorenewable Nylon

Iowa State University engineers have discovered a method where sugar is efficiently converted into a new type of nylon, by integrating a genetically engineered yeast strain with an electrocatalyst. [More]
Twisted X-rays Help Explore Biological and Nanoscale Structures

Twisted X-rays Help Explore Biological and Nanoscale Structures

The phenomenon of X-ray diffraction by crystals was discovered more than a century ago, and since then it has been a preferred technique for structure determination. It has established its presence in structural research in the fields of biology, and material science. However, many materials whose structures are unknown, do not easily crystallize as three-dimensional structures. [More]
New Shape-Memory Polymer Reacts to Body Heat, Holds Promise for Medical Applications

New Shape-Memory Polymer Reacts to Body Heat, Holds Promise for Medical Applications

When exposed to changes in temperature the shape of polymers often visibly change. New research, led by chemical engineering professor Mitch Anthamatten at the University of Rochester, has led to the development of a material capable of changing shape when exposed to body heat alone. This research paves the way for unique medical and other applications. [More]
Make Microhardness Testing Seem Like a Breeze

Make Microhardness Testing Seem Like a Breeze

Newage proudly presents its latest member of the HMV-G family of microhardness testing systems: The semi-automatic HMV-G21. This microhardness testing system is so easy to use that testing will seem like a breeze even to new, inexperienced users. [More]
Metrohm USA Awards 2016 Young Chemist Award

Metrohm USA Awards 2016 Young Chemist Award

Metrohm USA is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Young Chemist Award, Amay Bandodkar. Amay is completing his Ph.D. at the University of California San Diego where he works under the supervision of Professor Joseph Wang, SAIC Endowed Professor and Chair of the NanoEngineering Department.
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Renewable Wood-Based Carbon Fiber Used to Build Car Prototype

Renewable Wood-Based Carbon Fiber Used to Build Car Prototype

The world's first model car comprising wood-based carbon fiber roof and battery was produced by a group of Swedish researchers. Many decades ago, station wagons have wooden paneling; however, this was merely for aesthetics. The vision behind using wood in this current research is to decrease vehicle weight using renewable materials. [More]

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