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2014-04-11 15:03:08

Scratches in the car finish or cracks in polymer material: Self-healing materials can repair themselves by restoring their initial molecular structure after the damage.

2013-12-18 15:12:56

A novel method developed by researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jacobs University Bremen enables manufacturing of polymer layers with tailor-made properties and multiple functions: A stable porous gel (SURGEL) for biological and medical applications is obtained from a metal-organic framework (SURMOF) grown up on a substrate.

2013-11-26 15:36:55

When a chair leg breaks or a cell phone shatters, either must be repaired or replaced.

2012-12-03 11:34:07

Turning lignin, a plant's structural "glue" and a byproduct of the paper and pulp industry, into something considerably more valuable is driving a research effort headed by Amit Naskar of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Tough Gel May Help With Replacing Damaged Cartilage In Human Joints
2012-09-05 13:55:42

Biocompatible material created at Harvard is much tougher than cartilage

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2012-03-12 06:43:15

Researchers have reportedly developed a new method for printing two-dimensional polymer sheets that can be folded into three-dimensional creations by simply adding water.

2011-07-07 00:08:00

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a multiple-compartment gel capsule that could be used to simultaneously deliver drugs of different types.

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2011-01-27 15:02:23

Scientists can now manufacture a synthetic version of the self-healing sticky substance that mussels use to anchor themselves to rocks in pounding ocean surf and surging tidal basins.


Word of the Day
logocentrism
  • The analysis of literature, focusing on the words and grammar to the exclusion of context or literary merit.
The word 'logocentrism' is a blend of logo- +‎ centrism.
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