News tagged with polymer

Nano packages for anti-cancer drug delivery

Cancer stem cells are resistant to chemotherapy and consequently tend to remain in the body even after a course of treatment has finished, where they can often trigger cancer recurrence or metastasis. A new ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Polymers designed for protection

Today's Soldiers rely on polymers as part of their protective systems. Polymers are molecular chains that can vary from a few linked monomers to millions of chemical units. With highly tunable properties ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Polymers
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A contractile gel that stores light energy

Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale, such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors. In order to reproduce ...

dateJan 20, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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How polymer banknotes were invented

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and CSIRO's 20-year "bank project" resulted in the introduction of the polymer banknote – the first ever of its kind, and the most secure form of currency in the world. ...

dateNov 26, 2014 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateAug 05, 2014 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateJun 26, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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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 ...

dateJun 04, 2014 in Materials Science
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