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A better sustainable sanitary pad

Each year, nearly 20 billion sanitary pads, tampons and applicators are dumped into North American landfills every year, and it takes centuries for them to biodegrade inside plastic bags, according to a 2016 Harvard Business ...

dateMay 15, 2017 in Materials Science
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Towards a liveable future

Humans have influenced nature since as early as the Ice Age, and over the past century man's impact has become even greater with our many new technologies and a growing world population. Leiden researchers study this impact ...

dateApr 21, 2017 in Ecology
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An injectable guidance system for nerve cells

In many tissues of the human body, including nerve tissue, the spatial organization of cells plays an important role. Nerve cells and their long protrusions assemble into nerve tracts and transport information throughout ...

dateApr 06, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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Researchers work to improve the lifecycle of materials

When most living creatures get hurt, they can self-heal and recover from the injury. But, when damage occurs to inanimate objects, they don't have that same ability and typically either lose functionality or have their useful ...

dateDec 14, 2016 in Polymers
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