asteroza + hydrogel   15

Mechanoresponsive self-growing hydrogels inspired by muscle training | Science
mechanical hydrogel polymer muscles that get stronger with training/use, like real muscles
biomimicry  polymer  hydrogel  artificial  muscle  actuator 
5 weeks ago by asteroza
Anti-fatigue-fracture hydrogels | Science Advances
A pill that expands into a ball in stomach acid is a hydrogel, which can support stomach based health sensors which need to be oral pills, but expand to lodge in the stomach.
hydrogel  biomimicry  materials  science  research  technology  expandable  bubble 
5 weeks ago by asteroza
Broadband Light Management with Thermochromic Hydrogel Microparticles for Smart Windows: Joule
Using 500nm thermochromic nanoparticles to turn glass frosty at 85F, and reject outside IR heat. So if it gets warm, a window can turn transluscent to stop solar heating.
thermochromic  IR  filter  window  surface  coating  materials  science  research  technology  hydrogel  thin  film 
november 2018 by asteroza
Ultrahigh Surface Area Three-Dimensional Porous Graphitic Carbon from Conjugated Polymeric Molecular Framework - ACS Central Science (ACS Publications)
Using hydrogels as a start point, new activated carbon with higher surface area and engineered pore size/connectivity. Good for batteries, where pore size can inhibit mobility of components.
engineered  activated  graphtiic  carbon  materials  science  manufacturing  research  technology  hydrogel  pore  size  control  interconnection  Delicious 
june 2015 by asteroza
Responsive biomimetic networks from polyisocyanopeptide hydrogels : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
Oddball polymer gel that turns liquid when cold, and stiffens when it gets warmer (expands too). apparently biomimicry of human cell protein structures.
reverse  polymer  technology  melting  materials  protein  hydrogel  polyisocyanide  research  biomimicry  science  solidification  Delicious 
january 2013 by asteroza
Imec.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Interesting advance in hydroponics infrastructure; using a hydrogel sheet as the growing medium, capped with membranes to keep the nasties out.
thin  film  membrane  hydrogel  hydroponic  agriculture  materials  science  biology  research  japan  IMEC  farming  hydromembrane  filetype:pdf  media:document  Delicious 
august 2011 by asteroza

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