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  • Using liquid metal to turn motion into electricity – even underwater

    Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a soft, stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and works in both dry and wet environments. “Mechanical energy – such as the kinetic energy of wind, waves, body movement and vibrations from motors – is abundant,” says Mic more

  • Bioinspired material to oust plastics

    Modern life relies closely on plastics, even though the petroleum-based production creates serious environmental challenges. The industry opts out to use sustainable materials due to their limited mechanical properties or complex manufacturing processes. An advanced strategy to design and produce hi more

  • Bacteria and sand engineered into living concrete

    Cement and concrete haven't changed much as technology in over a hundred years, but researchers in Colorado are revolutionizing building materials by literally bringing them to life. The method developed, presented January 15 in the journal Matter, combines sand and bacteria to build a living materi more

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Hydrogel

Hydrogel Hydrogel is a network of polymer chains that are water-insoluble, sometimes found as a colloid al gel in which water is the dispersion medium. Hydrogels are superabsorbent (they can contain over 99% water ) natural or synthetic polyme ... more

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