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Smart polymers may one day cure cancer

TSUKUBA, IBARAKI PREF. - Mitsuhiro Ebara believes plastic sheets called “smart polymers” may one day prove to be a cheap solution to curing cancer. Cancer...

Method to evaluate comfort of smart and functional textiles

Until now, user-friendliness has been the focus of the development of smart and functional textiles. Now it is time to address comfort when wearing...

Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration

Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents. Natural gas and biogas have become increasingly popular sources of energy throughout the...

Flight to the Future…to the world of Plastics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dIo0J-DMOY Starring Noel "Lois Lane" Neill as an Airline Stewardess! Also, the ever durable Lyle Talbot, who was in everything from "Ozzie & Harriet" to...

Flat-pack homes and profit-sharing retrofits are making sustainable housing affordable

Wealth-generating, flat-pack solar houses and a profit-sharing scheme that incentivizes retrofitting are bringing sustainable living to people who would otherwise not be able to...

Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers

A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices. The low-cost...

Researchers achieve unprecedented polymer grid control

Synthetic polymers are ubiquitous -- nylon and polyester, Teflon and epoxy, to name just a few. All are made up of long, linear structures...

Plastics with a built-in self-destruct mechanism

Chemists in search of their Holy Grail: a plastic designed to die Plastics were designed to last as long as possible, but they’re now blamed...

Breakthrough polymer could lead to ‘infinitely’ recyclable plastics

The world fell in love with plastics because they’re cheap, convenient, lightweight and long-lasting. For these same reasons, plastics are now trashing the Earth. Chemists...
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