News tagged with advanced materials

'Milking' brown recluse spiders for silk

(Phys.org) —Rabbit, a brown-recluse spider, is fastened to the proverbial treadmill in Hannes Schniepp's Nanomaterials & Imaging lab. She is restrained but relaxed. Her spinnerets are churning out exquisite ...

dateMar 10, 2014 in Materials Science
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Metal made like plastic may have big impact

Open a door and watch what happens—the hinge allows it to open and close, but doesn't permanently bend. This simple concept of mechanical motion is vital for making all kinds of movable structures, including ...

dateOct 09, 2014 in Engineering
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Novel materials shake ship scum

Just as horses shake off pesky flies by twitching their skin, ships may soon be able to shed the unwanted accumulation of bacteria and other marine growth with the flick of a switch.

dateJan 31, 2013 in Materials Science
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Titanium foams replace injured bones

Flexible yet rigid like a human bone, and immediately capable of bearing loads: a new kind of implant, made of titanium foam, resembles the inside of a bone in terms of its structural configuration. Not only ...

dateSep 22, 2010 in Medical research
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