September 26, 2011, No comments

Crystals and ceramics pale when compared to a material researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discovered that has 10 times their piezoelectric effect, making it suitable for perhaps hundreds of […]


New Technique Makes Artificial Bones More Natural

June 21, 2011, No comments

A new technique for producing artificial bone implants has been developed by Korean researchers. Published in the journal Science and Technology of Ad ...


Biomimetic Pigment-Free Polymers Fight Counterfeiting

May 22, 2011, No comments

Polymer alloys mixed by researchers at the University of Sheffield rely on a resulting photonic structure (rather than pigments) to create intense c ...


Flicking the Switch with Smart Polymer Films

April 7, 2011, No comments

Researchers at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD) in Germany are investigating the selective control of the properties of underlying substrat ...

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    Complex Nanomaterials that Assemble Themselves
    March 12, 2011, No comments

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have coaxed polymers to braid themselves into wispy nanoscale ropes that approach the structural complexity of biological […]