Researchers develop a polymer sponge to repair broken backs
It automatically grows into the correct size and shape once implanted.
Shape-shifting polymer straightens out from body heat
The material could lead to clothes that fit themselves.
Scientists figure out how to create affordable smart windows
They believe a rubbery polymer can lower people's energy and heating bills.
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.
Scientists make an artificial heart out of foam
Cornell's new foam heart is a peek at a future of softer, smarter transplants.
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...
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.
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...
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...