May 17th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
News from Queen Mary University of London reports that U.K. scientists have developed a new and improved bioglass toothpaste formulation called BioMin, which can address tooth sensitivity and help prevent tooth decay and acid erosion.
May 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to the American Chemical Society, silicon nitride’s super antibacterial abilities may soon bring the material into your mouth to build better dental implants and help fight gum disease.
April 1st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Thanks to advancements in glass technology that allow the material to store more data than ever before, medical scientists have devised a novel glass data storage organ to replace humans’ most advanced asset.
February 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology at Beihang University (Beijing, China) say that in addition to being superhydrophobic, penguin feathers also owe their ice-shedding abilities to anti-adhesive qualities.
February 23rd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Step aside wind and solar power. Researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered a way to maximize the amount of electricity that can be generated from the wastewater we flush down the toilet.
February 1st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Materials science company Lucideon has developed a new strategy that can prevent drug abusers from using dangerous methods to get high—the company’s ceramic pills are much more structurally robust than traditional pharmaceuticals, making them very difficult to crush or to dissolve into alcohol or other solvents.
January 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers from Shanghai Jiaotong University and Tongji University in China and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Calif. has developed a technique for producing bioglass scaffolds that alone can successfully repair large defects in load-bearing bones.
December 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research shows that when it comes to anti-icing surfaces, the animal world’s most dapper creatures have a few tricks on their flippers.
December 16th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ivy league researchers now show that mollusks called chitons have an interesting feature to adapt to their life under the sea—hundreds of tiny ceramic eyes integrated in and scattered across their strong aragonite shells.
November 17th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Japanese company Spiber has joined forces with high-performance sportswear outfitter The North Face to create a parka made from genetically engineered spider silk fiber—the first garment of its kind.