Lightweight electric wristband heaters for constant, portable warmth

As the fall chill settles in across the U.S., people are getting out their cozy sweaters and electric blankets, or stocking up on handheld heat packets for extra warmth. But sweaters and blankets are bulky, and heat packs only work for a little while. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces demonstrate a conductive, More...

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By admin On Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
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Anticorrosion coating sets new benchmark

An insulator of sulfur and selenium made with flexible devices in mind may have found its true destiny: As an anticorrosive coating for steel. The compound developed by the Rice University lab of materials scientist Pulickel More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
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Scientists develop novel ‘shapeshifting’ liquid crystal

Physicists at Case Western Reserve University and Tufts University say they’ve changed the shape of a flat liquid crystal surface without applying any local stimulus—essentially remotely altering its physical More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
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Deep-learning-based image analysis is now just a click away

Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón (IiSGM), and collaborators in Switzerland and Sweden, have developed a tool, called More...

By admin On Monday, October 18th, 2021
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Accelerating the discovery of new materials for 3D printing

A new machine-learning system costs less, generates less waste, and can be more innovative than manual discovery methods. The growing popularity of 3D printing for manufacturing all sorts of items, from customized More...

By admin On Monday, October 18th, 2021
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New fibers can make breath-regulating garments

“Robotic” textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes. The key features of the new fiber architecture include More...

By admin On Sunday, October 17th, 2021
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Quick detection of uranium isotopes helps safeguard nuclear materials

Analytical chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a rapid way to measure isotopic ratios of uranium and plutonium collected on environmental swipes, which could More...

By admin On Sunday, October 17th, 2021
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Fluorescent spray lights up tumors for easy detection during surgery

The prognosis for a cancer patient who undergoes surgery is better if the surgeon removes all of the tumor, but it can be hard to tell where a tumor ends and healthy tissue begins. Now, scientists report in ACS More...

By admin On Saturday, October 16th, 2021
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Water resistant coatings derived from self-healing polymers

U.S. National Science Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed a new material by combining self-healing polymers into a thin film. The result is a durable More...

By admin On Saturday, October 16th, 2021
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Storing data as mixtures of fluorescent dyes

As the world’s data storage needs grow, new strategies for preserving information over long periods with reduced energy consumption are needed. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed More...

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