New method for producing thermoset plastics allows them to be broken down more easily after use.
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A new formula for ultrafast insulin could work in much less time than the current stuff, according to research with pigs.
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"I was skeptical at the beginning because it seemed too good to be true. But when I saw the first set of results in the lab, I was just astonished."
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"This opens the door to printing soft robotics that could swim like a jellyfish, jump like a cricket, or transport liquids like the heart."
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Researchers have blended tannic acid from red wine to create antioxidant mats. They could line storage containers to keep food fresh.
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The super-thin, stretchy material could be useful in medical wearable electronics because it's so breathable. That makes it better for long-term use.
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Buildings grown by bacteria -- new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials
Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.
March 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Embedded "biofactories" in hydrogel could give people in remote places a portable way to produce hard-to-get medicines.
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