February 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
By studying how fish scales deform, interact, and fracture, scientists at McGill University have uncovered mechanisms to translate that flexible strength into principles to engineer puncture-resistant gloves that can maintain dexterity while protecting workers with superior appendage protection.
February 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Beyond personal preference, what can science say about which kind of chocolate comes out on top—milk or dark? Watch this video from ACS Reactions to get the play-by-play of how dark squares stack up to milk chocolate.
January 19th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Athletic apparel maker Under Armor unveiled a bioceramic-laden line of sleepwear at CES 2017, touting the line’s endorsement by famed football player Tom Brady.
December 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new video from the American Chemical Society’s Reaction series details the complex chemical processes behind one of the world’s most popular drugs, alcohol.
December 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of Northwestern University researchers has developed a sleek new microfluidic wearable sensor that can measure sweat in situ to provide a real-time readout of exercise fitness.
December 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A special Canadian laboratory called WinterLab reports that, when put to a special scientific test, 90% of winter boots fail in their ability to prevent slipping in icy conditions.
October 4th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Northwestern University report that they’ve developed a hyperelastic material that can be 3-D-printed into a scaffold that may someday help repair and replace human bone.
September 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Rice University (Houston, Texas) aren’t missing out on graphene’s skeletal potential—using spark plasma sintering of graphene flakes, the researchers fabricated 3-D porous solids from that they say will make an excellent bone replacement material.
August 23rd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a new type of next-gen implantable biomedical sensor that uses a piezoelectric crystal and ultrasound to wirelessly communicate within the body.
August 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), along with collaborators at the University of Sydney in Australia, are looking to the body’s immune system for insight into why some ceramic scaffold materials promote healing better than others.