Self-healing, stretchable, transparent and conductive

January 6th, 2017

Scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive material that can be electrically activated to power artificial muscles and could be used to improve batteries, electronic devices and robots. According to information provided by UCR, the findings, recently published in the journal Advanced Material, represent the […]

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Priorities change

September 9th, 2016

I am writing this while visiting at an army installation; I’ve visited others, as well. I didn’t grow up around the military, so it’s all a little new to me, and it’s impressive. I don’t get to see the inner workings of the Army, but I’ve met quite a few soldiers and I’ve learned a […]

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Textiles could repair themselves and neutralize chemicals

August 19th, 2016

Someday, chemically protective suits made of fabric coated in self-healing, thin films may prevent farmers from exposure to organophosphate pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in the field and factory workers from accidental releases of toxic materials, according to a team of researchers at Pennsylvania’s Penn State University. "Fashion designers use natural fibers made […]

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