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Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists combined three biopolymers, chitosan and agarose (polysaccharides), and a protein gelatine, as the materials to produce tissue engineering scaffolds and demonstrated the enhancement of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Normally, it takes weeks to repair the cracking or spalling of columns on just one bridge damaged in an earthquake. Now a team of researchers has developed a new process of fixing damaged bridge ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Today's imaging technologies allow highly sensitive cameras to detect even the faintest glimmers of light. Unfortunately, however, highly sensitive pieces of optical equipment are also highly ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — A team of engineers has developed and tested a type of steel with a record-breaking ability to withstand an impact without deforming permanently. The new steel alloy could be used in a wide range of ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Windows and solar panels in the future could be made from one of the best — and cheapest — construction materials known: wood. Researchers have developed a new transparent wood material ... read more

Research Proposes New Test on Prosthetic Legs in Competitive Sports

Mar. 24, 2016 — New guidelines proposed for prosthetic leg technology in international sporting events to prevent competitive ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Imagine a world with little or no concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere -- on our roads, our driveways, in our homes, bridges and buildings. For the past 200 years, ... read more

Survival of the Hardest Working

Mar. 21, 2016 — An engineering team has developed a cellular kill switch, a sensor that rewards hard working cells and eliminates their lazy counterparts. The high-tech engineering fix could help improve production ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Researchers show how different arrangements of atoms can be combined into nanowires as they grow. Researchers learning to control the properties of materials this way can lead the way to more ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Research shows that utilizing recycled rubber derived from scrap vehicle tires can significantly contribute to the development of semi-lightweight and lightweight ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — A new wall-climbing drone can approach any type of structure by flying and sticking to the target and utitlizing a pose change and perching ... read more

Stable Environmentally Friendly Polymer Coatings Inhibit Surface Buildup of Bacterial and Marine Organisms

Mar. 9, 2016 — An eco-friendly strategy to stop the collection of bacteria and marine organisms on objects immersed in seawater has been developed. Scientists have created a safe, polymer-based, ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — Engineers have used a modified 3-D printer and frozen water to create three-dimensional objects made of graphene oxide. The structures could be an important step toward making graphene commercially ... read more

Earthquake Research in New Zealand on Damaged Buildings

Mar. 1, 2016 — In 2010 and 2011, the Canterbury region of New Zealand experienced an extended sequence of earthquakes, with the two most prominent events occurring on September 4, 2010 (Darfield earthquake, MW 7.1) ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Bone does something better than most human-made materials: it bounces back after it breaks. Scientists report that cancellous bone displays unique material properties that allow it to recover shape ... read more

Preventing Protein Unfolding

Feb. 26, 2016 — A computational model shows that polymers can reinforce proteins to prevent them from unfolding under mechanical ... read more

Unmasking the Properties of 2D Materials

Feb. 28, 2016 — It is now possible to grow large-area ultrathin sheets of molybdenum disulfide, a two-dimensional (2D) material promising the next generation of electronic and optoelectronic devices, thanks to a new ... read more

Immune Cells Don't Always Ward Off Carbon Nano Invaders

Feb. 24, 2016 — Scientists have found evidence that some carbon nanomaterials can enter into immune cell membranes, seemingly going undetected by the cell's built-in mechanisms for engulfing and disposing of ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — A new study demonstrates a way to adapt the so-called Trombe wall -- a passive solar building design from the 19th century -- to not only heat but also cool buildings, while drastically reduce ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — Researchers have designed innovative membrane wings inspired by bats, paving the way for a new breed of unmanned Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) that have improved aerodynamic properties, can fly over long ... read more

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