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QMONOS

Nov 05, 2017No Comments

Synthesized spider silk Spider silk has long fascinated scientists due to its incredible strength and formation process. Stronger than steel by weight and more durable

Propolis Vessels

Oct 01, 2017No Comments

Bio-resin coated receptacles Propolis is a biodegradable resin collected by honeybees for patching beehive openings. Its color varies with its particular botanical origins, although brown

Self-Flexing Membrane

Sep 24, 2017No Comments

Vapor-responsive artificial skin Self-Flexing Membrane is a synthetic skin developed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. The membrane is extremely

Self-Healing Asphalt

Sep 10, 2017No Comments

Crack-repairing bitumen The asphalt binder in a roadbed is continually degraded by environmental forces such as solar ultraviolet rays. In time, the material loses its

Biological Concrete

Aug 20, 2017No Comments

Bio receptive concrete panels The Structural Technology Group at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has developed a new type of concrete that supports the

Self-Healing PUU

Jul 30, 2017No Comments

Self-healing poly(urea-urethane) elastomer Self-healing plastics automatically restore themselves when damaged. These materials conventionally mend broken bonds with the aid of an external stimulus, such as

BioBrick

May 07, 2017No Comments

Biologically grown masonry The standard architectural material palette consists of many energy-intensive materials, such as brick masonry and concrete. In contrast, nature exhibits notable strategies

PdCl2

Apr 30, 2017No Comments

Pollution-triggered dye Palladium chloride, or PdCl2, is a palladium-based compound used in carbon monoxide detectors and to test corrosion resistance in stainless steel. The chromic

BacillaFilla

Apr 16, 2017No Comments

Concrete-healing microbial patch BacillaFilla is an engineered microbial glue developed to repair cracks in concrete that can cause catastrophic structural failure. The result of a

Bendable Concrete

Mar 26, 2017No Comments

Ultra-ductile engineered cementitious composite Researchers at the University of Michigan Advanced Civil Engineering Materials Research Lab have developed an engineered cementitious composite (ECC) that is