Thursday, May 23, 2019

New method measures 3-D polymer processing precisely

Recipes for three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, of parts have required as much guesswork as science. Until now. Resins and other materials that react...

Flexible electronics made from exotic materials – MIT

Cost-effective method produces semiconducting films from materials that outperform silicon. The vast majority of computing devices today are made from silicon, the second most abundant...

3D Printing Glass-Ceramics at the Nanoscale

Fabrication of a true-3D inorganic ceramic with resolution down to nanoscale using sol-gel resist precursor is demonstrated. The method has an unrestricted free-form capability,...

Japanese Company Improves Bioplastic with Nanocellulose

One of the hurdles that come with the development of new bioplastics has been the lack of mechanical strength compared to traditional plastic. With the...
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The Lego Group team up with Blind Associations to pilot Lego Braille Bricks

Motivated by stories and ideas from blind people around the world, the LEGO Foundation, and LEGO Group will pilot a grassroots innovation that can...

New polymer films conduct heat instead of trapping it

Polymers are usually the go-to material for thermal insulation. Think of a silicone oven mitt, or a Styrofoam coffee cup, both manufactured from polymer...

3-D printed microscope for medical diagnostics

Researchers have used 3D printing to make an inexpensive and portable high-resolution microscope that is small and robust enough to use in the field...

Interstate Plastics Highlights Applications for StarBoard® ST Ultra-Stiff Outdoor Building Sheet

Interstate Plastics now offers HDPE is weldable, one of the most scratch-resistant building polymers available. It’s ideal construction material for cabinetry, case goods, and...

Eco-friendly way of obtaining highly active catalysts

A team from Sechenov University and Russian colleagues developed a method for obtaining substances that accelerate the binding of hydrogen molecules with hydrocarbons via...

Ancient pigment can boost energy efficiency

A color developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago has a modern-day application as well – the pigment can boost energy efficiency by cooling...
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