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28/06/2016

Hydrogel hybrid that doesn’t dry out

Engineers at MIT have found a way to prevent hydrogels from dehydrating, with a technique that could lead to longer-lasting contact lenses, stretchy microfluidic devices, flexible bioelectronics, and even artificial skin.

The engineers, led by Xuanhe Zhao, Associate Professor in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, devised a method to robustly bind hydrogels to elastomers. They ...
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07/06/2016

The lightest solid on Earth

It is so light, it’s said that this material can balance on a Dandelion without even deforming the individual seed heads. Engineering Materials finds out more about this modern day marvel.

This is a piece of graphene aerogel – officially the lightest solid material in the world. It was developed in a lab at Zhejiang University in China and it is so light it can be placed on a ...
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17/05/2016

Self healing material

A new electronic material created by a research team from Penn State University in the US and Harbin Institute of Technology in China is said to be capable of healing all its functions automatically, ...  Watch Video

Composites to plateau

The use of composites throughout industry has been on an upward and expanding path this ...  Read Blog Entry

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