News tagged with polymer

Protocells on the hunt

Researchers at the University of Bristol have designed a synthetic community of artificial cells that collectively displays a simple form of predatory behaviour.

dateOct 04, 2016 in Biochemistry
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New theory overcomes a longstanding polymer problem

All polymers have a distinctive degree of elasticity—how much they will stretch when a force is applied. However, for the past 100 years, polymer scientists have been stymied in their efforts to predict polymers' elasticity, ...

dateSep 15, 2016 in Polymers
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3-D printed structures that 'remember' their shapes

Engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are using light to print three-dimensional structures that "remember" their original shapes. Even after being stretched, twisted, and bent at extreme ...

dateAug 26, 2016 in Polymers
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