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immune cell

Cells Change Tension to Make Tissue Barriers Easier to Get Through

Fly cells squeeze through tissue barriers in the body better when these barriers are made less stiff. This is the result of a study...
graphene

Graphene at the Forefront of a Sports Footwear Revolution

A University of Manchester partnership is launching a revolutionary world-first in the sports footwear market following a unique collaboration with graphene experts. British sportswear brand...
polymer

Learning from Mussels

A wide range of polymer-based materials, from tire rubber and wetsuit neoprene to Lycra clothing and silicone, are elastomers valued for their ability to...
Smartphone Screens

Sussex Physicists Have Breakthrough on Brittle Smartphone Screens

Scientists at the University of Sussex may have found a solution to the long-standing problem of brittle smartphone screens. Professor Alan Dalton and his team...
soft roboticvideo

This Soft Robotic Gripper can Screw in your Light Bulbs for...

How many robots does it take to screw in a light bulb? The answer: just one, assuming you’re talking about a new robotic gripper...
cancer

New Method to Measure Cell Stiffness Could Lead to Improved Cancer...

UCLA biophysicists have developed a new method to rapidly determine a single cell’s stiffness and size — which could ultimately lead to improved treatments...
robotic hand

Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing...
elastic conductor

Stretching the Limits of Elastic Conductors

A newly developed printable elastic conductor retains high conductivity even when stretched to as much as five times its original length, says a Japanese...
Electronic Skinvideo

A Eureka Moment for Unbreakable ‘Electronic Skin’

Presented annually since 1990, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are Australia’s biggest science awards and recognise excellence in the fields of research and innovation,...
Electronic Skin

Development of Breathable Electronic Skin using Nanofiber Substrate

DGIST’s research team developed the world’s first electronic skin using nanofiber substrates. Unlike electronic skin using conventional plastic and rubber substrates, the research team...
green solar panels

Nanotechnology Gives Green Energy a Green Color

Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as an eyesore. Architects, homeowners...
rubber

Harvard Researchers Develop Tough, Self-Healing Rubber

Imagine a tire that could heal after being punctured or a rubber band that never snapped. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of...
blood vessels

Blood Vessels Prove You’re You

NTNU researchers have found a way to identify people through finger vein recognition. This authentication system shows promise as a more secure passport control...
Catheters

New Gel Coatings May Lead to Better Catheters and Condoms

Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases. But a patient’s experience...
printed sensor

Printed Sensors Monitor Tire Wear in Real Time

Electrical engineers at Duke University have invented an inexpensive printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tires in real time, warning drivers...
Brain Disorders, Rare Immunodeficiency, Hemorrhagic Fevers, silicone rubber, cardiac valves, immune system, sunlight, Autoimmunity

Active Implants: How Gold Binds to Silicone Rubber

Ultra-thin and compliant electrodes are essential for flexible electronic parts. When it comes to medical implants, the challenge lays in the selection of the...
silicone

New Technique Enables 3-D Printing with Paste of Silicone Particles in...

Using the principles behind the formation of sandcastles from wet sand, North Carolina State University researchers have achieved 3-D printing of flexible and porous...
Polymeric aerogels

Researchers Create Shape-memory Aerogels with Rubber-like Elasticity

Polymeric aerogels are nanoporous structures that combine some of the most desirable characteristics of materials, such as flexibility and mechanical strength. It is nearly...

New Strategy Produces Stronger Polymers

Plastic, rubber, and many other useful materials are made of polymers — long chains arranged in a cross-linked network. At the molecular level, these...
3D Printing

New Method for 3D Printing Extraterrestrial Materials

When humans begin to colonize the moon and Mars, they will need to be able to make everything from small tools to large buildings...