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Latest Stuart J. Rowan Stories

2011-04-20 21:33:06

Discovery of self-corrective healing process for polymer detailed this week in the journal Nature Imagine you're driving your own new car--or a rental car--and you need to park in a commercial garage. Maybe you're going to work, visiting a mall or attending an event at a sports stadium, and you're in a rush. Limited and small available spots and concrete pillars make parking a challenge. And it happens that day: you slightly misjudge a corner and you can hear the squeal as you scratch the...

2011-04-20 21:30:49

Collaboration among Case Western Reserve University, the University of Fribourg and the Army Research Laboratory uses light to trigger repair Your 6-year-old found a nail in the garage and drew pictures across the side of your new car. Gnash your teeth now, but researchers at Case Western Reserve University, U.S., say the fix-up may be cheap and easy to do yourself in the not-too-distant future. Together with partners in the USA and Switzerland, they have developed a polymer-based material...