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Connecting the physical hand to the virtual world


Researchers at Saarland University have created an ultrathin flexible film that can act as a sensor for innovative technologies. Integrated within a glove, the new sensory film can communicate the current position of the wearer’s hand and fingers. By establishing a direct connection between the ...


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Artificial 'skin' gives robotic hand a sense of touch


A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. The work ...


Ansell Limited acquires Comasec SAS


Ansell Limited announced the acquisition of Comasec SAS and its subsidiaries. Comasec is a privately owned French group with sales of around EUR100m (approximately A$120m), manufacturing operations in Portugal and Malaysia and over 1200 employees globally. Comasec is a significant participant in ...


Getting a grip on CO2 capture: Canadian researchers 'see' how to capture CO2


The ability to keep CO2 out of the atmosphere to help prevent climate change is a global issue. The challenge is to use materials that can capture the CO2 and easily release it for permanent storage. Researchers at the University of Calgary and University of Ottawa have provided deeper insights ...


NYU chemists discover twisted molecules that pick their targets


New York University chemists have discovered how to make molecules with a twist — the molecules fold in to twisted helical shapes that can accelerate selected chemical reactions. The research, reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), could yield valuable methods for ...


Chromium (VI) in leather clothing and shoes problematic for allergy sufferers

BfR recommends strictly limiting levels in leather goods


Studies by the regulatory authorities of the federal states reveal that many leather goods like gloves, shoes or watch straps which come into direct contact with the skin contain high levels of chromium (VI). Hexavalent chromium is a strong allergen and it can lead to allergic skin reactions like ...


Heat-storage capsules smooth out temperature peaks


Under the microscope, BASF's microcapsules sparkle like jewels. It's their function, not their material value that makes them something special. As latent heat stores, these capsules make it possible to keep temperatures constant and smooth out peaks. The plastic microcapsules - 6 to 10 ...


Qilu Eastman Specialty Chemical Ltd. Starts Construction on World Scale Plant


Qilu Eastman Specialty Chemical Ltd (QESCL)., a joint venture between Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Company and Eastman Chemical Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S.-based Eastman Chemical Company, has commenced construction of a world-scale plant here to produce Texanol ester alcohol and TXIB ...


Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a new type of adhesive, which mimics the mechanism employed by geckos


Researchers within the newly opened Manchester Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology at the University have been working on the new adhesive since 2001, after learning the mechanism of gecko's climbing skills from biophysicists. Now they have been able to manufacture self-cleaning, ...


Dow to transfer polyurethanes gloves business to YTY


The Dow Chemical Company and Malaysia-based YTY Industry Sdn Bhd have signed an agreement for the transfer of the Dow INTACTA* Performance Polymers polyurethane gloves business to YTY. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "We are very pleased with this agreement and see it as a logical ...


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