Discovery could lead to new designs for improved and more sustainable materials inspired by nature.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.
March 20, 2020 • ~6 min
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MIT graduate student Seth Cazzell shows controlling pH enables reversible hydrogel formation in wider range of metal concentrations.
Dec. 23, 2019 • ~4 min
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New adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.
Oct. 30, 2019 • ~7 min
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To study jellyfish and other fragile marine life without damaging them, researchers developed ultra-soft underwater grippers that catch and release jellyfish without harm.
Aug. 28, 2019 • ~8 min
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Twisted fibers coated with living cells could assist healing of injured muscles and tendons.
April 23, 2019 • ~6 min
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Mechanical “training” produces strong, fatigue-resistant, yet soft hydrogels with possible uses in medicine.
April 22, 2019 • ~6 min
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Unusual property of the ultrastrong material could be harnessed for twisting or pulling motions.
March 1, 2019 • ~8 min
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Flying in shallow arcs helps birds stay aloft with less effort.
Oct. 10, 2017 • ~8 min
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