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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 ...

dateNov 01, 2013 in Polymers
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Research that holds water

(Phys.org) —It's squishy, synthetic, flexible, mostly water and almost as tough as rubber. No, it's not "flubber"—it's a hydrogel, and now scientists at The University of Akron are exploring new biomedical ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Materials Science
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IBM: Our new gel can kill superbugs

Researchers from computer firm IBM say they have invented a new non-toxic gel that can kill deadly drug-resistant bacteria by cutting through the sludge that shelters them and attacking the germ's cell membrane.

dateJan 25, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Hydrogel remembers its shape

(Phys.org)—A bit reminiscent of the Terminator T-1000, a new material created by Cornell researchers is so soft that it can flow like a liquid and then, strangely, return to its original shape.

dateDec 05, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Identifying trace amounts of molecules

European researchers advanced the frontiers of chemical separation technology. The increased specificity and selectivity regarding identification of biologically relevant molecules should have important impact ...

dateSep 10, 2012 in Analytical Chemistry
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The laser beam as a "3D painter"

(Phys.org)—There are many ways to create three dimensional objects on a micrometer scale. But how can the chemical properties of a material be tuned at micrometer  precision? Scientists at the Vienna University ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in Materials Science
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