Materials Science

  1. Materials Science

    Bonds make a sacrifice for tough bones

    Researchers report that easily broken bonds in collagen may help prevent bones from easily fracturing.

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  2. Materials Science

    Synthetic molecules mimic bone growth

    Researchers have created molecules that assemble into a microscopic structure that mimics bone.

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    Adhesive loses its stick with heat

    A new type of epoxy adhesive loses its stickiness when heated, allowing easy separation of materials that were once tightly bonded.

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  4. Materials Science

    Tiny detector finds hydrogen better

    Researchers have made a miniature device that can quickly detect hydrogen leaks.

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  5. Materials Science

    Ceramics stretch for future applications

    Researchers have created a ceramic that stretches to 10 times its original length in record time.

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  6. Materials Science

    Materials use nitric oxide to kill bacteria

    A novel coating may offer a new way to fend off microbial buildup on catheters, artificial hips, and replacement cardiac valves.

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  7. Materials Science

    Speed demon gets hooked on silicon

    A method for coating silicon with high-performance semiconductors such as gallium arsenide may make faster, low-power microcircuits both cheaper and more widespread.

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  8. Materials Science

    Chemical sensors gain true portability

    Researchers have designed simple new films for indicating the presence of worrisome airborne chemicals.

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  9. Materials Science

    Environment’s stuck with nonstick coatings

    Some nonstick coatings such as Teflon break down at high temperatures into undesirable compounds that persist in the environment.

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  10. Materials Science

    Titanium dioxide hogs the spotlight

    Researchers have created new coatings that break down toxins and keep mirrors from fogging when the materials are exposed to visible light.

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    Scientists get a handle on crystal shape

    Researchers have discovered how the orientation of amino acid molecules can make a growing crystal take on either a right- or a left-handed form.

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    Nanotubes form dense transistor array

    Researchers have made an array of transistors out of carbon nanotubes.

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