Self healing robots that "feel pain"
Over the next three years, researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Cambridge, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI-Paris) and Empa will be working together with the Dutch Polymer manufacturer SupraPolix on the next genera ... more
How to see through opaque materials
Materials such as paper, paint, and biological tissue are opaque because the light that passes through them is scattered in complicated and seemingly random ways. A new experiment conducted by researchers at the City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution ( ... more
Supra-molecular chemistry yields new materials with outstanding properties
Broken or cracked rubber that can self-heal simply through new contact, ultra-tough bitumen laid at 140°C instead of 180°C, easily-molded plastics with superior mechanical strength and chemical stability, and hotmelt glues from vegetable origin all have one thing in common: they are based o ... more