Revolutionary method for gluing gels and biological tissues

Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. A team of French researchers has succeeded in obtaining very strong adhesion between two gels by spreading ...

Anti-clumping strategy for nanoparticles

Nanoparticles are ubiquitous in industrial applications ranging from drug delivery and biomedical diagnostics to developing hydrophobic surfaces, lubricant additives and enhanced oil recovery solutions in petroleum fields. ...

Mosquito eye inspires artificial compound lens

Anyone who's tried to swat a pesky mosquito knows how quickly the insects can evade a hand or fly swatter. The pests' compound eyes, which provide a wide field of view, are largely responsible for these lightning-fast actions. ...

Nano-sand to improve lotions and cosmetics

South Australian researchers have invented and patented a new technology for delivering cosmetics and drugs to the skin. They are using nanoparticles of silica (essentially sand) to create longer lasting cosmetics and creams ...

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