A method to overcome the inherent trade-off between strength and flexibility in certain types of polymers gets inspiration from the tough, flexible polymeric byssal threads that marine mussels use to secure themselves to surfaces in the rugged intertidal zone.
Medical students are learning about anatomy in a creepy new way: by looking at projections of digital skeletons, organs, and muscles on their own bodies.
A new low-cost security system called VibWrite could eventually use finger vibrations to verify users.
Scientists report a new method to determine how bacteria sense contact with surfaces, an action that triggers the formation of biofilms—multicellular structures that cause major health issues in people and threaten critical infrastructure, such as water and sewer systems.
Capitalizing on tiny defects can improve electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, new research suggests.