News tagged with soft materials

Conducting gels—from waste to wealth

Research by scientists at the University of York has demonstrated an innovative way of using a gel to extract precious metals such as silver and gold from waste and convert them into conducting nanoparticles to form a hybrid ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Materials Science
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Soft robot changes color as it grips and walks

Soft robots can bend, walk and grip. And, unlike their rigid counterparts, some can get flattened and bounce back into shape. Now scientists report a new advance in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: a way to ...

dateOct 14, 2015 in Robotics
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CLAIRE brings electron microscopy to soft materials

Soft matter encompasses a broad swath of materials, including liquids, polymers, gels, foam and - most importantly - biomolecules. At the heart of soft materials, governing their overall properties and capabilities, are the ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Nanophysics
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