Material Science

From Nanocellulose to Gold

Linköping, Sweden — When nanocellulose is combined with various types of metal nanoparticles, materials are formed with many new and exciting properties. They may be antibacterial, change colour under...

Grow Faster, Die Sooner

Munich, Germany — Bacteria are survival artists: When they get nutrition, they multiply rapidly, albeit they can also survive periods of hunger. But, when they grow too quickly, their ability to survive...

Turning Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel

Lemont, IL — Catalysts speed up chemical reactions and form the backbone of many industrial processes.  For example, they are essential in transforming heavy oil into gasoline or jet fuel. Today, catalysts...

Hydrogel Paves Way for Biomedical Breakthrough

Sydney, Australia — Published in Advanced Functional Materials, a University of Sydney team of biomedical engineers has developed a plasma technology to robustly attach hydrogels ­­- a jelly-like substance...

Tailored Light Inspired by Nature

Münster, Germany — Modern applications as high resolution microscopy or micro- or nanoscale material processing require customized laser beams that do not change during propagation. This represents...

Ultracold Mystery: Solved

Cambridge, MA —In a famous parable, three blind men encounter an elephant for the first time. Each touches a part–the trunk, ear, or side–and concludes the creature is a thick snake, fan,...

Mechanical Way to Stimulate Neurons

Cambridge, MA — In addition to responding to electrical and chemical stimuli, many of the body’s neural cells can also respond to mechanical effects, such as pressure or vibration. But these...

New Bioink for Cell Bioprinting in 3D

Linköping, Sweden — A research group led by Daniel Aili, associate professor at Linköping University, has developed a bioink to print tissue-mimicking material in 3D printers. The scientists have developed...

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