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Tissue paper sensors show promise for health care, entertainment, robotics | UW News http://bit.ly/2C0ab2V #materialscience

University of Washington engineers have turned tissue paper – similar to toilet tissue – into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement.
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New malleable, self-healable, and fully recyclable 'electronic skin' with applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices | University of Colorado Boulder http://bit.ly/2sn7XH9 by @cuboulder #materialscience

A malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.
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Repetition key to self-healing, flexible medical devices | Penn State University http://bit.ly/2EmVZCW by @penn_state #materialscience

Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to materials science and biotechnology experts, who looked at material inspired by the proteins in squid ring teeth.
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McMaster University engineers make drug screening and disease diagnosis more efficient and affordable with new printable hydrogel http://bit.ly/2Cf2wJG by @Mac_ChemEng #materialscience

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Biomedical engineers have developed a miniature self-sealing model system for studying bleeding and the clotting of wounds. The researchers envision the device as a drug discovery platform and potential diagnostic tool. http://bit.ly/2Egrizi by @EmoryUniversity #materialscience

Biomedical engineers have developed a miniature self-sealing model system for studying bleeding and the clotting of wounds. The researchers envision the device as a drug discovery platform and potential diagnostic tool.
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UMD Researchers Create Super Wood Stronger Than Most Metals | UMD Right Now :: University of Maryland http://bit.ly/2C8BS5g #materialscience

A new process could make wood as strong as titanium alloys but lighter and cheaper.
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First hybrid nanotech device mimicking blood-brain barrier http://bit.ly/2EvaCTR #materialscience

Researchers fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical and functional structure that protects the central nervous system from external substances, such as contaminants, but also drugs when they are injected intravenously into the bo...
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Natural fibers have many advantages: they are renewable, biodegradable & robust. They are more energy-efficient to produce than glass or carbon fibers, are lighter & have better acoustics. Their disadvantage: they absorb water very easily. http://bit.ly/2ECuW3q #materialscience

Natural fibers have many advantages: they are renewable, biodegradable and robust. They are more energy-efficient to produce than glass or carbon fibers, are lighter and have better acoustics. Their disadvantage: they absorb water very easily. This impairs their mechanical properties. Fraunhofer res...
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3D printing of living cells - Using a new technique they call ‘in-air microfluidics’, University of Twente scientists succeed in printing 3D structures with living cells http://bit.ly/2EAreHl by @UTwente #materialscience

Using a new technique they call ‘in-air microfluidics’, University of Twente scientists succeed in printing 3D structures with living cells. This special technique enable the fast and ‘on-the-fly’ production of micro building blocks that are viable and can be used for repairing damaged tissu...
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Silk fibers could be high-tech ‘natural metamaterials’ - Purdue University http://bit.ly/2BP2FDP by @LifeAtPurdue #materialscience

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Rutgers Engineers 3D Print Shape-Shifting Smart Gel | Rutgers Today http://bit.ly/2nxQCqa #materialscience

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Scientists create customizable, fabric-like power source for wearable electronics http://bit.ly/2nombCC by @physorg_com #materialscience

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.
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The fight against tooth decay gets help with a new smart material from University of Toronto researchers http://bit.ly/2BHgmnT by @uoftengineering #materialscience

Multidisciplinary collaboration between U of T Engineering and Faculty of Dentistry designs new antimicrobial materials to prevent recurrent cavities under fillings
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UNIST Researchers Develop Highly Stretchable Aqueous Batteries http://bit.ly/2DFhZnZ #materialscience

The current development of stretchable battery materials that mimic the functions of nature has emerged as a highly interesting research area, necessary for the next wave of wearable electronics. A re
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Engineers develop flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics - Iowa State University http://bit.ly/2DLZBK4 #materialscience

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Tiny scales could serve as safe material in implants to reinforce bones and joints | UChicago News http://bit.ly/2GsNiEg by @UChicago #materialscience

Scales are the material of choice for animals from pangolins to fish: They’re customizable, water-friendly, strong but flexible, and easy to fix when damaged.
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