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In nature, some animals make elastic and strong fibers such as the silk spiders produce for their webs. Such fibers consist of a polypeptide structure and inspire study into the growth of...
News - 4 Mar 2022
Prying a mussel from rock, wood or anything else is tough. The underwater mollusks have a gluey secret that has fascinated researchers for a long time.
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This article discusses thin films and their properties.
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Materials scientists are constantly working at developing stronger and better materials for various industries.
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If the structure of carbon fullerenes and buckytubes is not fascinating enough, add their amazing properties. Many of these stem from their defect free structure. Mechanical, thermal and electrical...
News - 1 Jul 2016
An MIT research team is in the process of creating fluorescent polymer gels capable of changing color when they are heated, exposed to acid, shaken, or disrupted in some form. With this kind of...
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Since natural fibers like cotton are resource-intensive to manufacture, and petroleum-based fibers like nylon and polyester are not ecologically friendly, it’s time to start considering more...
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