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A cost-effective solution to tuned graphene production
Graphene has been called the miracle material but the single-atomic layer material is still seeking its place in the materials world. Now a method to make 'defective' graphene could provide the answer.
Snake skin inspired surfaces smash records, providing 40 percent friction reduction
Snake skin inspired surfaces smash records, providing an astonishing 40% friction reduction in tests of high performance materials.
Cockroach-inspired robot uses body streamlining to negotiate obstacles
Researchers at University of California, Berkeley have taken inspiration from the cockroach to create a robot that can use its body shape to manoeuvre through a densely cluttered environment.
The bioprinted 'play dough' capable of cell and protein transfer
Scientists have developed a new technique allowing the bioprinting at ambient temperatures of a strong paste similar to 'play dough' capable of incorporating protein-releasing microspheres.
How volcanic lightning is helping to demystify the Earth's plasmasphere
At the height of the First World War, in the trenches, German physicist Heinrich Barkhausen was eavesdropping on Allied telephone conversations. Every now and again, the Allied communications were drowned out by some strange ...
Are scientists finally on the brink of understanding where proton spin comes from?
For nearly three decades, physicists have been unable to answer a seemingly simple question: where does proton spin come from?
Improving the delivery of chemotherapy with graphene
A new study published in IOP Publishing's journal 2D Materials has proposed using graphene as an alternative coating for catheters to improve the delivery of chemotherapy drugs.
3D printing technique explored to help treat type 1 diabetes
Researchers from the Netherlands have explored how 3D printing can be used to help treat type 1 diabetes in results presented today, Thursday 28 May, in the journal Biofabrication.
Octopus arm inspires future surgical tool
A robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through cluttered environments has been created by a group of researchers from Italy.
Researchers sound out scaffolds for eardrum replacement
An international team of researchers has created tiny, complex scaffolds that mimic the intricate network of collagen fibres that form the human eardrum.