Article - 5 Mar 2002
Researchers at MIT have successfully produced a biomaterial that supports living nerve cells. These peptide based scaffolds may one day serve to help victims of spinal chord injuries.
Article - 17 Sep 2001
Electroactive polymers (EAPs) are those, which respond to external electrical stimulation by displaying a significant shape or size displacement. They have shown promise to mimic the movements of...
News - 19 Feb 2014
To develop correctly, baby hearts need rhythm...even before they have blood to pump.
"We have discovered that mechanical forces are important when making baby hearts," said Mary...
News - 4 May 2017
While smartphones continue to get increasingly sophisticated and resilient, the same cannot be said about the display screen. The Gorilla Glass cover used for most high-end cell phones tends to...
News - 18 Aug 2006
Scientists have unveiled a new technology that could lead to video displays that faithfully reproduce a fuller range of colors than current models, giving such a life-like viewing experience that it...
News - 20 Sep 2013
The human body has a lot of jobs to do, and its mechanical features, such as strength and flexibility, are important to how well it does them.
Washington University in St. Louis engineers are now...
News - 21 Oct 2009
Mother Nature has provided the lizard with a unique ability to regrow body tissue that is damaged or torn ? if its tail is pulled off, it grows right back. She has not been quite so generous with...
News - 2 Oct 2009
Microscopic carbon nanotubes 100,000 times thinner than a human hair may have the potential to transport electricity faster and over greater distances with minimal loss of energy, according to new...
Article - 20 May 2016
Machines running on human energy? Yes, it can happen, according to Dan Nicolau, Jr. from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California.
News - 29 Jun 2016
A cube of Jell-O left on the kitchen counter would ultimately turn into a shrunken, hardened mass once all of the water within it has evaporated. The same occurs with hydrogels that are made mostly of...