News tagged with polymer

Building cars from plastic

Plastic cars are coming out of the toy box and heading for your nearest dealership showroom floor. The University of Dayton Research Institute and the American Chemistry Council have launched an effort to ...

Aug 05, 2014
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Eco-friendly versatile nanocapsules developed

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has announced that the Centre for Self-assembly and Complexity have succeeded in developing a new technology that introduces metal nanoparticles on the surface of polymer ...

Jun 26, 2014
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Skin with high rust protection factor

In industrialized countries, corrosion guzzles up to 4 percent of economic performance annually. Substances that protect metals effectively from its ravages are often damaging to the environment or have other ...

Jun 04, 2014
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It looks like rubber but isn't

The experimental and numerical study of the behaviour of polymers in concentrated solutions is a line of research that is still highly active. In the past, it enabled us to understand why materials like rubber ...

Mar 21, 2014
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Pushing back against drug-resistant bugs

Some pathogens can adapt to the presence of drugs that would normally be lethal, and such antibiotic-resistant microbes are now the scourge of hospitals worldwide. Discovering new antibiotics is a laborious ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Laser as sniffer dog for explosives

A new compact sensor system based on an LED pumped polymer laser detects explosive vapors quickly and sensitively. This is a promising approach for the detection of hazards, for instance in humanitarian land ...

Nov 08, 2013
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