October 17th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers from Penn State University have developed a flexible optical fiber that can deliver light into the body for diagnosing disease or viewing tissue damage. It is also biodegradable, offering a number of applications for the medical industry.
June 2nd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A University of Utah team has developed a biodegradable sanitary pad that breaks down in less than 6 months and is comfortable to wear. Made of locally-sourced materials, the pad could provide a revenue stream for developing countries.
May 16th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Our electronic devices might become biodegradable in the future. Stanford researchers have created a biodegradable electronic device characteristic of human skin—flexible, self-healing, and degradable with the addition of a weak acid.
April 19th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
What can you do to reduce your carbon footprint? How about eating your water bottle? A small lab in London came up with a unique way to package liquids that's completely edible.
October 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Iron-based dye pairs with nanostructured titanium dioxide, semiconducting graphene nanoribbons, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 21, 2015.
June 16th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Biolantánidos is pioneering a patent-pending process of extracting rare earths from clay using a tank-leaching process with biodegradable chemicals. And the company is betting big that companies will pay a premium for the ability to offer cutting-edge technology with a clear environmental conscious.