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Polymers and soft materials

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Researchers have created a sustainable polymer film by assembling plant proteins into materials that mimic spider silk on a molecular level.

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Using their 'swarmbot' platform, researchers have shown that a class of composite polymers can be produced by living cells.

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Researchers have developed a novel photopolymerization process for synthesizing two-dimensional polymers.

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A new material made from carbon nanotubes and a Teflon-like polymer can generate electricity by scavenging energy from its environment.

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By incorporating silicon chips into a polymer, researchers have created the first textile fiber with digital capabilities, able to store and analyze data.

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Inspired by the natural adhesives of mussels and barnacles, researchers have developed their own natural adhesive from fibrous silk proteins.

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A novel, low-cost, sustainable aerogel made from cellulose nanofibrils and alginate shows promise for use in drug delivery and wound dressing.

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Researchers have enhanced the strength of carbon fiber composites by simultaneously optimizing the orientation and thickness of the fibers.

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