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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

How to Make Underwater Glue With a Biomed Engineer

July 26, 2016 — An engineer has received recognition for work on reversible underwater adhesives. He focuses on adhesives inspired by nature. More specifically, the natural glues made by mussels that anchor them to ... read more

A 'Smart Dress' for Oil-Degrading Bacteria

July 22, 2016 — The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Scientists have shown that adding carbon dioxide gas during the deconstruction phase of biofuel production successfully neutralized the toxicity of ionic liquids. The technique, which is reversible, ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Titanium is the leading material for artificial knee and hip joints because it's strong, wear-resistant and nontoxic, but an unexpected discovery by physicists shows that the gold standard for ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Building lab instruments for chemistry and biology experiments used to be an expensive, time consuming process only done by scientists with specialized training. A 3-D printed, Lego-like system of ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Scientists have come up with a new chemical reaction for the synthesis of low-dimensional polymers that can be rationalized as phthalocyanine ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A garnet-type, fast ionic conducting oxide has been created by scientists. The developed garnet-type oxide showed not only high ionic conductivity around 1 mS/cm at room temperature, but also high ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Research could transform how scientists study molecules and cells at sub-microscopic (nanoscale) levels. An electrical and computer engineer and her team has published studies outlining a new, ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Scientists have engineered a simple and inexpensive device that can sort droplets of liquid based solely on the liquids' varying surface ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Materials scientists have created a new material that performs like a cell membrane found in nature. Such a material has long been sought for applications as varied as water purification and drug ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated how to control the 'electron spin' of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum ... read more

New Technique Uses Electrical Conductivity to Measure Blood in Dry Blood Samples

July 19, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated that electrical conductivity can be an effective means to precisely measure the amount of blood present in dry blood spot analysis, providing a new alternative to the ... read more

July 19, 2016 — When scaling down robots to the micrometer scale for tiny tasks such as incising tissue and puncturing retinal veins, minimalism is key. To make smaller, simpler microrobots, researchers have ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Environmental scientists can more efficiently detect genes required to convert mercury in the environment into more toxic methylmercury with new molecular ... read more

Key Improvement for Fuel Cells: Work Improves Understanding of Process That Stops Reactions

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have determined a key step in improving solid oxide fuel cells, a promising clean energy technology that has struggled to gain wide acceptance in the marketplace. The researchers ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers use programmed bacteria as gas sensors that help them 'see' into soil to learn about the behavior of the microbial communities ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Materials that can clean up multiple radioactive pollutants and heavy metals have been developed by scientists. The next step is to get them out of the ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed components to build 'biohybrid' robots to manage different tasks than an animal or purely humanmade robot ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more efficiently absorb light, a critical step toward the large-scale manufacture of better ... read more

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