Articles tagged with ‘materials’

A*STAR is working with the LION Corporation, a major manufacturer of detergents, soaps, medications, oral hygiene products and other toiletries. Copyright : A*STAR
19 May 2015
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore is working with a Japanese multinational company to develop safer, anti-odour and anti-bacteria household products that eliminate the use of harmful biocides.   Scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering...
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Schematic view of a mesoporous polymer. Image: National Institute for Materials Science
3 July 2014
Japanese researchers have developed a method to clean oil-contaminated water at oil and natural gas development sites.   Large volumes of oil-contaminated water are generated at oil and natural gas development sites. Such sites need low-cost and efficient water treatment systems that...
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Image: Professor Ji-Hyun Jang
3 July 2014
Researchers are using the ancient art of blown sugar to produce three-dimensional graphene for supercapacitors. Graphene is a two-dimensional material made from a single layer of carbon atoms. Despite being very thin, graphene is extremely strong, lightweight, and excellent at conducting electricity,...
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Image: Professor SangOuk Kim
3 July 2014
Korean researchers are using modified graphene to produce 3D nanopatterns that can be transferred onto other substrates to make flexible electronic devices. The process uses block copolymer (BCP) self-assembly on a chemically modified graphene (CMG) substrate to produce irregular, flexible and even...
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Andrew Butko
6 March 2014
A Malaysian research team has developed a simple, low-cost and environmentally friendly method for producing nanoparticles for use in biomedical applications such as the repair of fractured bone. The team successfully synthesized “aragonite” nanoparticles (ANPs) from the cockle shell, an inexpensive and...
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credit: Saguaro Pictures
17 February 2014
From antireflective plastics inspired by moth eyes to the development of super strong materials based upon a desert cactus, researchers from Singapore and Malaysia to Hong Kong and Japan are taking material science to new levels. Nature has long been a source...
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Fibres that bind - Bombyx_mori_001 - by Lilly M - httpcommons.wikimedia.orgwikiFileBombyx_mori_001.JPG
7 January 2014
Weaving together genetics, materials and tissue engineering is beginning to show promise in the fabrication of scaffolds that could be useful in implants, the release of drugs directly to their targets, and in wound healing. Researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University...
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