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Self-healing hydrogels ease into production

Hydrogels are semi-solid materials formed by polymer chains that trap water molecules into three-dimensional gels. They are used in a variety of applications, including soft contact lenses, but the fragile ...

Nov 01, 2013 4.8 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

Hunting the unseen

A better knowledge about the composition of sub-atomic particles such as protons and neutrons has sparked conjecture about, as yet, unseen particles. A tool based on theoretical calculations that could aid ...

Jul 15, 2011 5 / 5 (9) 4 | with audio podcast

Capturing a fleeting starburst

On 11 November 2011, astronomers witnessed a distant star erupt in an incredibly powerful explosion. An international research team including Mikio Morii and colleagues from the MAXI Team at the RIKEN Global ...

Jan 31, 2014 4.8 / 5 (9) 3