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Bricks made from plastic, organic waste
Revolutionary 'green' types of bricks and construction materials could be made from recycled PVC, waste plant fibres or sand with the help of a remarkable new kind of rubber polymer discovered by Australian scientists. (2020-05-26)
When predictions of theoretical chemists become reality
Thomas Heine, Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at TU Dresden, together with his team, first predicted a topological 2D polymer in 2019. (2020-05-22)
Team of Canadian and Italian researchers breaking new ground in materials science
A study by a team of researchers from Canada and Italy recently published in Nature Materials could usher in a revolutionary development in materials science, leading to big changes in the way companies create modern electronics. (2020-05-20)
Using big data to design gas separation membranes
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and the University of South Carolina have developed a method that combines big data and machine learning to selectively design gas-filtering polymer membranes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (2020-05-15)
Coordination polymer glass provides solid support for hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Japan's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) are leading efforts to synthesize stronger and efficient materials for hydrogen fuel cell membranes. (2020-05-13)
'The head-tail of tadpoles': The dynamics of polymers with a very singular shape
They are in the shape of a tadpole and interact with each other by harpooning between head and tail, thus presenting unexpected physical properties. (2020-05-13)
Researchers turn algae leftovers into renewable products with flare
Researchers take waste products from algae-based omega-3 oil production and convert them into valuable and renewable polyurethane foams with a range of of commercial applications -- from flip-flops and running shoe soles to mattresses and yoga mats. (2020-05-11)
Fluorescent technique brings aging polymers to light
Modern society relies on polymers, such as polypropylene or polyethylene plastic, for a wide range of applications, from food containers to automobile parts to medical devices. (2020-05-06)
Biomaterial immune control discoveries could reduce implant rejection
Scientists have discovered how the materials used in medical implants like artificial joints can be adapted to control the immune response to them and reduce the risk of rejection. (2020-05-04)
Pressing 'pause' on nature's crystal symmetry
From snowflakes to quartz, nature's crystalline structures form with a reliable, systemic symmetry. (2020-05-01)
Sustainable structural material for plastic substitute
A team lead by Prof. Shu-Hong Yu from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) report a high-performance sustainable structural material called cellulose nanofiber plate (CNFP) which is constructed from bio-based CNF and ready to replace the plastic in many fields. (2020-05-01)
Marine litter in the Bay of Biscay
The scientific journal 'Marine Pollution Bulletin' has just published 'Microplastics in the Bay of Biscay: an overview', a piece of work by the 'Materials+Technologies' research group (GMT) of the Faculty of Engineering - Gipuzkoa. (2020-04-30)
Research Brief: New recycling method could make polyurethane materials sustainable
Researchers at the University of Minnesota are part of a national team in the Center for Sustainable Polymers that has found a better way to recycle a versatile plastic material, called polyurethanes, that could prevent the material from becoming waste. (2020-04-30)
Recurrent genomic selection for wheat grain fructans
Development of Climate-Resilient, Nutritionally Improved Wheat (2020-04-23)
RIT scientists develop first 3D mass estimate of microplastic pollution in Lake Erie
Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed the first three-dimensional mass estimate to show where microplastic pollution is collecting in Lake Erie. (2020-04-23)
Water replaces toxins: Green production of plastics
A new way to synthesize polymers, called hydrothermal synthesis, can be used to produce important high-performance materials in a way which is much better for the environment. (2020-04-21)
Faster-degrading plastic could promise cleaner seas
To address plastic pollution plaguing the world's seas and waterways, Cornell University chemists have developed a new polymer that can degrade by ultraviolet radiation, according to research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2020-04-20)
Untwisting plastics for charging internet-of-things devices
Scientists are unraveling the properties of electricity-conducting plastics so they can be used in future energy-harvesting devices. (2020-04-16)
Researchers design microsystem for faster, more sustainable industrial chemistry
Ryan Hartman, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, used a lab reactor, liquefied catalyst, and machine learning for more efficient polymerization design. (2020-04-14)
Future Army vehicles could see an improvement in structural materials
Materials used for a Soldier's personal protection gear may be tough enough for vehicles too, according to a new Army study. (2020-04-13)
New supramolecular copolymers driven by self-sorting of molecules
Researchers in Japan have succeeded in creating a new type of helicoidal supramolecular polymer. (2020-04-01)
New electrically activated material could improve braille readers
Refreshable braille displays translate information from computer screens into raised characters. (2020-03-31)
How to get conductive gels to stick when wet
Researchers at MIT have come up with a way of getting conductive polymer gels to adhere to wet surfaces. (2020-03-20)
Genetically engineering electroactive materials in living cells
Merging synthetic biology and materials science, researchers genetically coaxed specific populations of neurons to manufacture electronic-tissue 'composites' within the cellular architecture of a living animal, a new proof-of-concept report reveals. (2020-03-19)
Stanford scientists program cells to carry out gene-guided construction projects
The researchers developed a technique called genetically targeted chemical assembly, or GTCA, which they used to assemble electronically active biopolymer meshes on mammalian brain cells and on neurons in C. elegans. (2020-03-19)
Polymer films pass electron gun test
HSE researchers, jointly with colleagues from the RAN Institute of Organoelement Compounds and the RAN Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, have studied the properties of a polyarylene ether ketone-based copolymer (co-PAEK) for potential space applications. (2020-03-18)
Compartments without borders
A new method by researchers at Penn State allows the creation of compartments within a liquid that do not have physical barriers. (2020-03-17)
Biophysicists blend incompatible components in one nanofiber
Russian researchers showed the possibility of blending two incompatible components -- a protein and a polymer -- in one electrospun fiber. (2020-03-16)
SUTD develops missing link to circular economy while tackling global waste
Urban waste and bio-inspired engineering provide key ingredients to 3D printed bioplastic, allowing for global adoption of sustainable manufacturing processes. (2020-03-13)
Understanding how monomer sequence affects conductance in 'molecular wires'
A new study from the Schroeder and Moore groups at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an unprecedented look at how monomer sequence affects charge transport in precisely defined chain molecules. (2020-03-11)
The ink of the future in printed electronics
A research group led by Simone Fabiano at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, has created an organic material with superb conductivity that doesn't need to be doped. (2020-03-09)
'Deceptively simple' process could boost plastics recycling
Plastics are a victim of their own success, so inexpensive, easy to use and versatile that the world is awash in plastic waste. (2020-03-09)
Sulfonated chitosan studied as potential biodegradable corrosion inhibitor
Hydrate formation has long been a problem for hydrocarbon production in the Arctic. (2020-03-04)
Researchers identify breaking point of conducting material
An improved method to predict the temperature when plastics change from supple to brittle, which could potentially accelerate future development of flexible electronics, was developed by Penn State College of Engineering researchers. (2020-03-04)
'Triangle 2' plastic containers may see environmental makeover
Cornell chemists can demonstrate how to make high-density polyethylene with better control over polymer chain lengths, which allows for improvement over physical properties such as processability and strength, according to research published Dec. (2020-03-04)
Plastic from wood
The biopolymer lignin is a by-product of papermaking and a promising raw material for manufacturing sustainable plastic materials. (2020-03-03)
Perovskite solar cells made of peppermint oil and walnut aroma food additives, preventing lead leakage
Professor Taiho Park and his research team from POSTECH developed eco-friendly-solvent processable hole transport polymers by using peppermint oil and walnut aroma food additives and the polymer can prevent lead leakage. (2020-02-26)
Environmental solutions to go global
New Australian technology that could fix some of the world's biggest environmental pollution problems -- oil spills, mercury pollution and fertiliser runoff -- will soon be available to global markets following the signing of a landmark partnership with Flinders University. (2020-02-16)
Mending a broken heart -- the bioengineering way
Bioengineers from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, have developed a prototype patch that does the same job as crucial aspects of heart tissue. (2020-02-13)
Polymers to the rescue! Saving cells from damaging ice
Research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society by University of Utah chemists Pavithra Naullage and Valeria Molinero provides the foundation to design efficient polymers that can prevent the growth of ice that damages cells. (2020-02-13)
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