Latest Electroactive polymers Stories

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

2012-05-02 11:37:07

Researchers from the University of Bristol have created artificial muscles that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic the remarkable camouflaging abilities of organisms such as squid and zebrafish.

2012-03-30 10:26:36

It may be difficult to imagine, but pouring juice into a plastic cup can be a great challenge to a robot.

2012-02-16 11:02:37

"Perhaps the earliest public demonstration of an electric motor," writes a team of researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, "involved the automatic rotation of a turkey on a spit over a fire" at a party put on by Benjamin Franklin in 1749.

2011-04-06 22:47:42

Battery technology hasn't kept pace with advancements in portable electronics, but the race is on to fix this.

2011-04-04 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An article in the January 2011 issue of the journal Science commemorates the anniversary of a smart material technology first described a decade ago in the same publication.

2011-01-28 06:26:00

DALLAS, January 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, 'Global Electroactive Polymers Market (2009 - 2014)', published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the global electroactive polymers product market is expected to be worth US$2.78 billion by 2014, growing at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2009 to 2014.

2010-05-15 13:35:00

Composite materials generate electricity, reveal impact forces

2010-04-28 13:06:34

Using neutron beams and atomic-force microscopes, a team of university researchers working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may have resolved a 10-year-old question about an exotic class of "artificial muscles"—how do they work?

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.