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  • New way to grow blood vessels developed August 17, 2018
    Formation of new blood vessels, a process also known as angiogenesis, is one of the major clinical challenges in wound healing and tissue implants. To address this issue, researchers have developed a clay-based platform to deliver therapeutic proteins to the body to assist with the formation of blood vessels.
  • Robots as tools and partners in rehabilitation August 17, 2018
    Why trust should play a crucial part in the development of intelligent machines for medical therapies.
  • Quantum material is promising 'ion conductor' for research, new technologies August 16, 2018
    Researchers have shown how to shuttle lithium ions back and forth into the crystal structure of a quantum material, representing a new avenue for research and potential applications in batteries, 'smart windows' and brain-inspired computers containing artificial synapses.
  • Low bandwidth? Use more colors at once August 16, 2018
    As researchers engineer solutions for eventually replacing electronics with photonics, one team team has simplified the manufacturing process that allows utilizing multiple colors at the same time on an electronic chip instead of a single color at a time.
  • Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles August 16, 2018
    A fabric coating with thin, lightweight and flexible pressure sensors that can be embedded into shoes and other functional garments, sensors that can measure everything from the light touch of a finger to being driven over by a forklift. And it's comfortable to boot!
  • Twisted electronics open the door to tunable 2-D materials August 16, 2018
    Researchers report an advance that may revolutionize the field of 2-D materials such as graphene: a 'twistronic' device whose characteristics can be varied by simply varying the angle between two different 2-D layers placed on top of one another. The device provides unprecedented control over the angular orientation in twisted-layer devices, and enables researchers to […]
  • More workers working might not get more work done, ants (and robots) show August 16, 2018
    For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too many cooks in a kitchen get in each other's way, having too many robots in tunnels creates clogs that can bring the work to a grinding halt.
  • Most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world August 16, 2018
    A materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. It's 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, making it the first alloy, or combination of metals, in the same class as diamond and sapphire, nature's most wear-resistant materials.
  • A unique combination of catalysts opens doors to making useful compounds August 16, 2018
    All organisms rely on chemical reactions in order to make various natural products. Chemical reactions can be caused by a number of catalysts, such as enzymatic or chemical catalysts. Researchers have developed a new method that aids in the process of making valuable compounds by using a new catalytic method that combines enzymatic catalysts with […]
  • Particles pull last drops of oil from well water August 15, 2018
    Engineers develop magnetic nanoparticles that separate the last droplets of oil from produced water at wells.