September 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers report a simple method to manufacture biocompatible structural colors using only melanin and silica. The silica shell provides a buffer layer of tunable thickness that allows customization of the particular color, offering the potential to fabricate a new breed of long-lasting pigments that don’t fade.
September 1st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Our workouts may eventually serve a dual purpose—getting us in shape and powering our devices. Researchers developed a flexible biofuel cell for wearable devices that can power an LED and a Bluetooth radio, using sweat as a power source.
August 29th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
An international group of researchers has a clear idea for a solution to deliver noninvasive ultrasound brain treatment to patients—a transparent ceramic window implanted into the skull that would allow continued ultrasonic therapy delivered directly to the brain.
August 22nd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
More than 130 scientists and researchers from around the world attended The Serbian Ceramic Society's annual conference to listen to leading experts and shared research on nanotechnologies, multifunctional materials, composite materials, and other ceramic-related topics.
August 9th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
In this short video, ACS Reactions reveals why superhydrophobic materials never get wet—and it all has to do with the angle of contact between a drop of liquid and the surface upon which it sits.
August 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team at the University of Texas at Austin has developed a wearable electronic sensor that incorporates wonder material graphene, allowing the temporary tattoo-like sensor to measure electrical activity from the heart, muscles, brain, and more.
August 8th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A mechanical engineering major is working in MIT's Summer Scholars Program to create tiny brain implants that could deliver drugs to the brain to treat disorders. The program is part of the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates.
July 21st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers in Europe have discovered that bioactive glass enriched with fluoride and phosphates are more effective than Bioglass 45S5 in accelerating remineralization of dentin—leading to the possibility of its inclusion in new restorative dental materials.
July 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Scientists are making inroads with the use of organic materials in solar cells. A research team has recently developed a pair of solar–powered glasses that could eventually power hearing aids or other mobile devices.
July 5th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Can a tattoo monitor glucose levels? Researchers have developed biosensing tattoo ink that identifies metabolic processes through reactions in interstitial fluid—which could eventually provide data on an individual's medical condition.