Polymer

01.23.16
Scientists figure out how to create affordable smart windows
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Scientists figure out how to create affordable smart windows

They believe a rubbery polymer can lower people's energy and heating bills.

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01.18.16
This color-changing polymer warns of tiny damage you can't see
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This color-changing polymer warns of tiny damage you can't see

The material houses microscopic color-changing capsules that turn red for cracks and damage invisible to the human eye.

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10.18.15
Scientists make an artificial heart out of foam
10.18.15

Scientists make an artificial heart out of foam

Cornell's new foam heart is a peek at a future of softer, smarter transplants.

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08.28.15
Watch this self-healing material handle a bullet
08.28.15

Watch this self-healing material handle a bullet

NASA-funded research has created a material that could self-heal in seconds. Two layers of solid p...

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08.16.15
Color-changing helmets could warn you about head injuries
08.16.15

Color-changing helmets could warn you about head injuries

If researchers have their way, your bike or football helmet could tell others that you've suffered a head injury.

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01.26.15
Flexible fiber implants treat your brain without hurting it
01.26.15

Flexible fiber implants treat your brain without hurting it

Brain implants are limited right now -- they typically measure just one thing at a time, and their...

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09.11.14
IBM's 'Ninja Particles' could stop the rise of superbugs
09.11.14

IBM's 'Ninja Particles' could stop the rise of superbugs

IBM Research's Jim Hedrick has a great job. His work on polymers -- those repeating chains of macr...

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05.15.14
How a water bottle gave birth to a whole new world of self-healing products
05.15.14

How a water bottle gave birth to a whole new world of self-healing products

IBM's had a breakthrough in accelerated materials science and it's owed, in part, to a Dasani wate...

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