May 31, 2011, No comments

Scientists from Finland and France have developed a new synchrotron X-ray technique that may revolutionise the chemical analysis of rare materials like meteoric rock samples or fossils. The results have […]


Victrex Polymers to Establish Japan Technical Center

May 30, 2011, No comments

As part of the company’s continual drive to provide better service to customers in Japan, Victrex Polymer Solutions, a division of Victrex plc, ...


New Molykote Coatings Improve Fuel Efficiency

May 30, 2011, No comments

Dow Corning Corporation, a global leader in silicone and silicon-based technology and innovation, can help vehicle manufacturers meet increased fuel- ...


Researchers Butter up the Old ‘Scratch Test’

May 27, 2011, No comments

The centuries-old test for strength actually determines fracture resistance of materials. It might not seem like scraping the top of a cold stick of ...

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    Polymer Caterpillar Crawls with Humidity
    May 26, 2011, No comments

    A polymer-based device that can walk caterpillar-like across a surface has been developed by researchers in China. The marching machine, which steps out in response to swings in humidity, was made […]

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    New Biomaterial Closely Mimics Human Tissue
    May 26, 2011, 2 Comments

    A new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue doesn’t wrinkle up when it is stretched. The invention from nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego marks a significant […]

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    Making Composite Materials to Order
    May 26, 2011, No comments

    New method of forming composites allows fine-tuning of mechanical, electrical, thermal and other properties A team of researchers at MIT has found a way to make complex composite materials whose […]