Engineers develop a rapid screening system to test fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
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Mechanical “training” produces strong, fatigue-resistant, yet soft hydrogels with possible uses in medicine.
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Unusual property of the ultrastrong material could be harnessed for twisting or pulling motions.
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Study reveals atomic structure of tropoelastin, showing what goes wrong in some diseases.
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Reconstituted silk can be several times stronger than the natural fiber and made in different forms.
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Researchers in the Media Lab's bioLogic group have created a new form of performance fabric that combines biomaterials research with textile design.
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Tiny sea creatures feature transparent optical systems as tough as their shells.
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An MIT faculty member since 1995, Hammond succeeds Klavs Jensen as ChemE department head.
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Stretchable, biocompatible hydrogels with complex patterning could be used in tissue engineering.
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Simulations and experiments aim to improve on spiders in creating strong, resilient fibers.
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