Tag: polymer

Making Self-Healing Materials with 4D Printing

3D printing is already an incredibly futuristic technology. But now there’s a new step beyond that: 4D printing! Let’s learn about a new material that can be 3D printed and change over time, even healing itself when it’s damaged!

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Using Polymer Coatings to Change how Bacteria Move

Featured Image: Micrograph of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Courtesy: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Title: Mechanical Properties and Concentrations of Poly(ethylene glycol) in Hydrogels and Brushes Direct the Surface Transport of Staphylococcus aureus Authors: K. W. Kolewe, S. Kalasin, M. Shave, J. D. Schiffman,…

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Recyclable plastics help save Earth!

Given our current rate of plastic consumption and generation, can our planet win over plastic? Can we save our planet and still use plastic? In this article, discover how chemists at Colorado State University have synthesized a new kind of plastic that can be recycled infinitely without losing its functionality!

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