Self-assembly of photoresponsive polymer brushes to realize advanced surfaces

Polymer surface coatings are important in numerous applications for producing surfaces with desired properties such as wettability, low friction, and biocompatibility. Surfaces are usually modified ...

Thu 20 Oct 16 from

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Smashing metallic cubes toughens them up

Scientists at Rice University are smashing metallic micro-cubes to make them ultrastrong and tough by rearranging their nanostructures upon impact.

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Study suggests benefits of laser treatments for dental problems

Researchers have developed computer simulations showing how lasers attack oral bacterial colonies, suggesting that benefits of using lasers in oral debridement include killing bacteria and promoting ...

Thu 20 Oct 16 from Medical Xpress

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J.J. Abrams Reveals the Crazy CG Effect You Didn't Know Was in The Force Awakens

There was a lot of amazing visual setpieces in The Force Awakens, made possibly by the incredible wizardry of ILM and many other VFX studios. But sometimes the best use of CGI is one where you ...

Fri 21 Oct 16 from Gizmodo

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Superomniphobic tape adheres to any surface

Arun Kota, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado State University, has made a superomniphobic tape that, when adhered to any surface, gives the surface liquid-repelling properties. ...

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Scientists can listen to proteins by turning data into music

Transforming data about the structure of proteins into melodies gives scientists a completely new way of analyzing the molecules that could reveal new insights into how they work - by listening ...

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Strong, steady forces at work during cell division

Biologists who study the mechanics of cell division have for years disagreed about how much force is at work when the cell's molecular engines are lining chromosomes up in the cell, preparing ...

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Growing gold: Researchers develop gold nanowires for biomedical procedures

Grown like a snowflake and sharpened with a sewing machine, a novel device by Kansas State University researchers may benefit biomedical professionals and the patients they serve during electrode ...

Wed 19 Oct 16 from

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