News tagged with synthetic fibers

Researchers unravel mysteries of spider silk

(—Scientists at Arizona State University are celebrating their recent success on the path to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin – weight for weight - at least five times as strong as piano wire. ...

dateJan 27, 2013 in Materials Science
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The new superstrong

In today's market for high performance fibers, used for applications such as bulletproof vests, manufacturers have only four options: Kevlar, Spectra, Dyneema, and Zylon. Made from polymers such as polyethylene, these were ...

dateJul 11, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Progress Toward Artificial Tissue?

( -- For modern implants and the growth of artificial tissue and organs, it is important to generate materials with characteristics that closely emulate nature.

dateMay 15, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Battling addictions with engineering algorithms

( -- Chemical engineers are responsible for numerous scientific advances, ranging from affordable pharmaceuticals and super-strong synthetic fibers to environmental cleanup and recycling technologies. Most people ...

dateMay 19, 2011 in Engineering
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