June 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from BarcelonaTech in Spain are working to perfect living concrete—a layered formulation that allows photosynthetic organisms, such as mosses, lichens, and other microorganisms, to grow within the material itself.
May 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Imperial College London are making strides towards one day being able to fix cartilage with a new formulation of bioglass that bends and bounces.
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.