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“Polymers”

May 9, 2016 11:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
A new cream combo turns into an invisible polymer that protects and enhances the skin, and combats diseases such as psoriasis.
Feb 16, 2016 12:35 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
A stretchy new material remembers its original shape and can revert back to it at room temperature. Continue reading →
Jul 8, 2014 12:27 PM ET
German scientists have created a material that can make anything it covers "invisible" -- at least to our sense of touch. Could uncomfortable camping trips one day be a thing of the past? Tara explains.
Apr 25, 2014 02:10 PM ET // Lucas Laursen, IEEE Spectrum
Scanning probe nanolithography enables cheaper 3-D prototyping.
Sep 13, 2013 10:35 AM ET // LiveScience
Stretchy micro-devices could be embedded in the body and used to power bionic limbs or artificial body parts.
Jul 12, 2013 11:21 AM ET // Jesse Emspak
A polymer mix that changes shape when heated and cooled could power small motors with the heat in the room. Continue reading →
Dec 27, 2010 10:11 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
Kiss plastic trash goodbye. British engineers have new tech to recycle it all.
Jul 28, 2011 10:42 AM ET // Nic Halverson
Researchers use inkjet printers to print a simple antenna that can harvest stray electromagnetic energy.
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