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Biodegradable polymer may replace glass optical fiber for medical applications

By Faye Oney / October 17, 2017

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.

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Environmentally friendly maxi-pad could provide manufacturing business for developing countries

By Faye Oney / June 2, 2017

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.

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biodegradable electronic component on a human hair

Biodegradable electronics might become a reality in the future

By Faye Oney / May 16, 2017

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.

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researcher holding edible Ooho blob

Video: Now you can eat your water bottle—Edible water blobs eliminate food packaging

By Faye Oney / April 19, 2017

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.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 21, 2015

Iron-based dye pairs with nanostructured titanium dioxide, semiconducting graphene nanoribbons, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 21, 2015.

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New strategies offer cleaner, greener, and reusable rare earth elements

By April Gocha / June 16, 2015

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.

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