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Arachnophobic? Latest spider-related scientific breakthroughs could quell your fears

By Stephanie Liverani / October 30, 2015

Researchers from the University of Akron (Akron, Ohio) and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Blacksburg, Va.) are getting closer to developing next-generation smart adhesives, thanks to clues from a specific type of spider silk.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / September 20, 2011

Here’s what we are hearing: Duo’s chemistry makes it possible: natural gas produced from biomass H.C. Starck and Clausthaler Umwelttechnik-Institut (Germany) have joined forces to successfully develop a completely new generation of catalyzers and process technology for the production of substitute natural gas from biomass as a renewable energy source. The two groups have engineered…

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Piezoelectricity’s positive vibrations

By / September 16, 2009

Via LiveScience, the Inside Science News Service reports that scientists at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in Blacksburg, Va., have recently developed a tiny piezoelectric device that is able to harness the power generated by small vibrations and could become of tremendous use in tomorrow’s small-scale robots, probes and appliances. Collecting the energy of small vibrations…

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