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Polymers and soft materials news, May 2014

Thermal analysis: new video presentations now available

Five more videos on subjects including elastomers, nanomaterials, and thermosets.

Scientists have developed a 3-D artificial enzyme cascade that mimics an important biochemical pathway, important for future applications.

A study published in Materials Today shows that printing drugs onto microneedles may play a role in the treatment of infections.

Engineers use silicon dioxide to make lithium-ion batteries that last three times longer between charges compared to current standard.

Dr. Rick Michelman, the Chief Technology Officer of Michelman, has been elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors at the Industrial Rese

Researchers have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects.

NetComposites is looking for papers on the subject of mass transport applications to be submitted for an event to be held on 1 October 2014 at The Roundhou

Safran is investing around €50 million in a new research facility, dedicated to next generation aerospace materials.

Silk fibers from spiders and silk worms could prove an effective and novel reinforcement in biocomposites

Scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope.

Research from Harvard on the rare shape of the hemihelix, and how it can be characterized from different sized rubber bands.

The best of Materials Science news during April 2014.

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