News tagged with advanced materials

Gold squeezed into micro-Velcro

Researchers at Ruhr University have used self-assembling techniques to produce gold microwires that have suitable properties for micro-Velcro. The research is published today in Science and Technology of ...

dateFeb 08, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Self-assembling protein nets

The ability to construct biological matter from the molecule up holds promise for technologies that are set to shape our future. Synthetic biology, regenerative medicine and advanced materials are just a ...

dateMay 23, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Optical control of motor functions

MIT researchers have demonstrated a highly flexible neural probe made entirely of polymers that can both optically stimulate and record neural activity in a mouse spinal cord—a step toward developing prosthetic ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Materials Science
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