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Polymers and soft materials news, September 2014

Folding up DNA into nanostructures.

Industrial synthesis of a material harder than diamond

Researchers have developed anew method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exceeds diamond in hardness.

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Polymer Group Inc., the nonwovens manufacturer and supplier to the composites industry, has expanded its Spinlace® technology capacity at its Benson, NC ma

Scientists, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets.

Jack Lemons has been awarded the highly acclaimed international 2015 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award.

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