Article - 28 Oct 2003
Researchers have successfuly spun carbon nanotube composite fibres with toughness and strength greater than that reported for any other man-made or natural fibres. Posted June 11 2003
News - 10 Apr 2015
Lenore Rasmussen’s Synthetic Muscle™ material will be launched to the International Space Station by a Falcon 9 rocket on April 13, 2015 from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
News - 6 May 2010
Engineered artificial proteins that mimic the elastic properties of muscles in living organisms are the subject of an article in Nature magazine to be released May 6.
"Our goal is to use...
News - 17 Apr 2015
On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft lifted from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station based in Florida, beginning SpaceX’s sixth cargo delivery to...
News - 17 May 2009
For modern implants and the growth of artificial tissue and organs, it is important to generate materials with characteristics that closely emulate nature. However, the tissue in our bodies has a...
News - 23 Apr 2019
Human skeletal muscles are soft yet strong, resistant to fatigue, and full of water—a special combination of properties that are sought after by materials researchers for their own...
News - 3 Aug 2011
Johns Hopkins researchers have created a new liquid material, a combination of synthetic and biological molecules, which might restore damaged soft tissue.
The composite material is infused under...
News - 20 Mar 2008
The strength of a biological material like spider silk lies in the specific geometric configuration of structural proteins, which have small clusters of weak hydrogen bonds that work cooperatively to...
News - 4 Mar 2019
Researchers have now discovered that spider silk, which is familiar as one of the robust materials for its weight, has another strange property that could open the door for innovative types of robotic...
News - 11 Dec 2012
Just like the bones that hold up your body, your cells have their own scaffolding that holds them up. This scaffolding, known as the extracellular matrix, or ECM, not only props up cells but also...