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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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
Tags: physics energy robots biology animals research drones wind mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering computer-modeling bioinspiration fluid-dynamics biomimetics
Engineers predict how flowing fluid will bend tiny hairs that line blood vessels and intestines.
Aug. 21, 2017 • ~7 min
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Three-tiered structure of these impact-resistant shells could inspire better helmets, body armor.
May 26, 2017 • ~6 min
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