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Intrinsically reversible superglues via shape adaptation inspired by snail epiphragm | PNAS
Similar to snail slime, it's a conformal gel that hardens to attach to a non-smooth surface, releases when wet
polyhydroxyethylmethacrylate  reversible  superglue  glue  adheasive  materials  science  research  technology 
june 2019 by asteroza
Technical feasibility of a proton battery with an activated carbon electrode
Appears to use an activated carbon electrode as a hydrogen store, paired with a reversible fuel cell, to make a complete proton battery
solid  state  hydrogen  storage  porous  activated  carbon  phenolic  resin  electrode  reversible  fuelcell  proton  battery  energy  materials  science  research  technology 
march 2018 by asteroza
KOMATSU : Komatsu Develops Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle and Will Unveil...
Mine UGV truck, AWD with all wheel steering, and can run the same backwards and forwards.
komatsu  UGV  mine  cargo  haulage  drone  truck  reversible  AWD  all  wheel  steering  mining  vehicle  transportation  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
From tunable core-shell nanoparticles to plasmonic drawbridges: Active control o...
Electric voltage induced color changes in silver nanoparticle infused glass, effectively making active stained glass.
silver  nanoparticle  plasmon  tuning  optics  materials  science  research  technology  active  color  change  glass  reversible  switching  Delicious 
june 2016 by asteroza
Reversible aqueous zinc/manganese oxide energy storage from conversion reactions : Nature Energy
Battery chemical equilibrium was apparently not as well understood as previous thought, simple fix improves rechargability.
reversible  zinc  manganese  oxide  battery  materials  science  research  technology  Delicious 
may 2016 by asteroza
Locally and Dynamically Controllable Surface Topography Through the Use of Particle-Enhanced Soft Composites - Guttag - 2015 - Advanced Functional Materials - Wiley Online Library
So unstretched/uncompressed elastomer has smooth and flat surface, but by compressing or stretching it, embedded hard particles cause surface deformation. Useful for things like tactile interfaces, surface drag reduction, anything that involves surface features. The tactile interface usage will probably be used for adult toys though...
variable  topography  surface  finish  texture  materials  science  research  technology  3D  printing  fabbing  elastomeric  matrix  hard  particle  composite  reversible  ondemand  Delicious 
june 2015 by asteroza
Research update: New way to store sun’s heat - MIT News Office
Rechargeable solar fuel of sorts? How fast are the kinetics on this? Energy density is something similar to Li-ion batteries so this isn't explosive levels of energy...
azobenzene  functionalized  carbon  nanotube  CNT  solar  synfuel  synthetic  fuel  heat  rechargeable  source  energy  storage  reversible  materials  science  research  technology  nanotechnology  Delicious 
july 2011 by asteroza

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