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AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announces 2018 Imagine Chemistry winners

05-Jun-2018

Another group of 10 start-ups and chemical researchers will see their ideas move a step closer to commercialization after being named winners of the 2018 edition of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals' Imagine Chemistry challenge. Imagine Chemistry was launched to help solve real-life chemistry-related ...

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Tiny spiders, big color

15-May-2018

There's plenty that's striking about Phoroncidia rubroargentea, a species of spider native to Madagascar, starting with their size - at just three millimeters, they're barely larger than a few grains of salt. But the reason they caught Sarah Kariko's eye had more to do with their color. Unlike ...

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3-D printing breakthrough for lightweight syntactic foams could help submarines dive deeper

09-Feb-2018

A team of materials scientists at NYU Tandon School of Engineering have developed the first process to 3D print components of syntactic foam, extremely strong and lightweight composites used in vehicles, airplanes, and ships. Their breakthrough holds particular promise for submarines because it ...

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High-tech electronics made from autumn leaves

31-Aug-2017

Northern China's roadsides are peppered with deciduous phoenix trees, producing an abundance of fallen leaves in autumn. These leaves are generally burned in the colder season, exacerbating the country's air pollution problem. Investigators in Shandong, China, recently discovered a new method to ...

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A better way to create organic bioelectronics

29-Aug-2017

With increasing scientific and medical interest in communication with the nervous system, demand is growing for biomedical devices that can better record and stimulate the nervous system, as well as deliver drugs and biomolecules in precise dosages. Researchers with the University of Houston and ...

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AkzoNobel increases capacity for expandable microspheres

Reaction to rising demand

06-Jul-2017

AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business is investing more than €20 million to increase production capacity in Sweden for its Expancel product line for expandable microspheres. Increasing demand for the product - an essential ingredient in many consumer goods, industrial applications and the ...

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Overcoming a hurdle in growing a revolutionary optical metamaterial

23-Feb-2017

When John Crocker, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science was a graduate student, his advisor gathered together everyone in his lab to "throw down the gauntlet" on a new challenge in the field. Someone had ...

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Technique mass-produces uniform, multilayered particles

06-Oct-2016

Microencapsulation, in which a tiny particle of one material is encased within a shell made from another, is widely used in pharmaceuticals manufacturing and holds promise for other areas, such as self-repairing materials and solar power. But most applications of microencapsulation require ...

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Artificial molecules

05-Apr-2016

A new method allows scientists at ETH Zurich and IBM to fabricate artificial molecules out of different types of microspheres. The researchers would like to one day use such tiny objects in micro-robots, for photonics and basic biochemical research. Scientists at ETH Zurich and IBM Research ...

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Microencapsulation produces uniform drug release vehicle

04-Sep-2013

Consistently uniform, easily manufactured microcapsules containing a brain cancer drug may simplify treatment and provide more tightly controlled therapy, according to Penn State researchers."Brain tumors are one of the world's deadliest diseases," said Mohammad Reza Abidian, assistant professor ...

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