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MIT’s new 3-D printed shape-shifting soft robots crawl, jump, grab

MIT engineers have created soft, 3-D-printed structures whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings. The...

Physicists find surprising distortions in high-temperature superconductors

There's a literal disturbance in the force that alters what physicists have long thought of as a characteristic of superconductivity, according to Rice University...

Polymer recycling technology ready to leave the lab

An East London-based start-up firm, Worn Again Technologies, has announced that it has hit a £5 million investment target to support the commercialization of...

New Arburg Freeformer 300-3X system for industrial additive manufacturing

Groundbreaking world premieres and records at Formnext 2018 Three Freeformer exhibits were on show at Arburg‘s Formnext 2018 booth, along with more examples of...

3D printing company sets up US headquarters in El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso will serve as the North American base of operations for Aconity3D, one of the world's emerging technology...

Universal Quantum Phenomenon Found in Strange Metals

A ubiquitous quantum phenomenon has been detected in a large class of superconducting materials, fueling a growing belief among physicists that an unknown organizing...

Drexel develops ‘crystalsome’ polymer for improved intravenous drug delivery

Abstract In water, amphiphilic block copolymers (BCPs) can self-assemble into various micelle structures depicting curved liquid/liquid interface. Crystallization, which is incommensurate with this curved space,...

A periodic table of molecular knots

Consider a short piece of rope—could you guess which knots are more likely to form if you crumple and shake it? Synthetic chemists have...

Easy-to-make polymer stretches, sticks, self-heals

Abstract Polymeric materials with integrated functionalities are required to match their ever-expanding practical applications, but there is always a trade-off between complex material performances and...

Cross-linked polyethylene hip implants lower rate of repeat surgery

A long-term follow-up study conducted in Australia has confirmed that hip implants which contain crossed-linked polyethylene (XLPE) substantially lower the risk of a patient...
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