Muscle-inspired materials that get stronger after stretching

Scientists a Hokkaido University have found a way to create materials that actually get stronger the more you use them. By mimicking the mechanism that allows living muscles to grow and strengthen after exercise, the team led by Jian Ping Gong developed a polymer that breaks down under mechanical stress, then regrows itself into a stronger configuration by feeding off a nutrient bath... Continue Reading Muscle-inspired materials that get stronger after stretching Category: Materials Tags: Hokkaido University Materials Polymer

Muscle-inspired materials that get stronger after stretching

Scientists a Hokkaido University have found a way to create materials that actually get stronger the more you use them. By mimicking the mechanism that allows living muscles to grow and ...

Sun 3 Feb 19 from Gizmag

Directly cooled electric motor made from polymer materials

Making electric cars lighter also involves reducing the weight of the motor. One way to do that is by constructing it from fiber-reinforced polymer materials. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute ...

Fri 1 Feb 19 from Phys.org

New materials exhibit split personality

Julia Greer, professor of materials science, mechanics and medical engineering in Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Science, creates materials out of micro- and nano-scale building ...

Fri 1 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Hydrogels muscle their way into new territory

Thu 31 Jan 19 from Science Now

Engineering a cancer-fighting virus

Hokkaido University researchers have engineered a virus that selectively targets and kills cancer cells. The virus, called dl355, has an even stronger anticancer effect than another engineered ...

Tue 29 Jan 19 from Medical Xpress

Video: New method helps scientists work with air-sensitive 2-D materials

Sample cell plus hot exfoliation technique yields large flakes of black phosphorus and protects them during imaging

Fri 1 Feb 19 from CandEN

How to work out your pelvic floor (and why everyone should)

Muscle Month No jade eggs required. While buying expensive rocks to stick up your nethers is a bad idea, maintaining a strong pelvic floor is a great one.

Tue 29 Jan 19 from Popular Science

Cooling technology allows motors to be built from fibre-reinforced polymers

Lighter, more efficient electric vehicles could be made possible by the development of a new cooling technology that allows motors to be built from fibre-reinforced polymer materials. Researchers ...

Tue 5 Feb 19 from The Engineer

Imagine a biodegradable cellphone

Thu 31 Jan 19 from Science Blog

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