34 Results for

elastic

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Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

US startup Bolt Threads reckons it has one-upped spiders to unlock the incredible potential of synthetic silk.

By November 7, 2015

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Remove a stripped screw in seconds using a rubber band

Stripped screw? No problem.

By February 12, 2016

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Shape-shifting 'superhero' material can lift 1,000 times its weight

Call Wayne Industries! A stretchy new polymer can pack a punch, with a shoelace-size piece able to lift the weight of a liter of soda, its creators say.

By February 9, 2016

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Rubber Band Machine Gun holds 672 elastic shots

The rubber band gun of your childhood can just quit now. The Rubber Band Machine Gun puts it to shame.

By December 19, 2013

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Stretchable gold conductors bring bling to elastic electronics

Researchers work with gold nanoparticles to build a stretchy, conductive material that could go into medical devices and wearable technology.

By July 19, 2013

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Elastic touchscreen lets you pinch and stretch to control

The creators of the prototype interface, called Obake, describe it as a "2.5D display".

By April 18, 2013

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MIT creates magnetic microhair that lets water defy gravity

Researchers have created an elastic material bristling with microscopic strands of nickel that can direct the flow of liquids and light.

By August 7, 2014

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E-whiskers put sensitive catlike sensors on robots

Berkeley researchers have created flexible sensors that mimic a cat's whiskers from elastic fibers, nanotubes, and nanoparticles. Science: making robots cuter as well as more useful.

By January 22, 2014

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Disable elastic scrolling in OS X

Scrolling beyond the end of documents shows a gray texture pattern in Lion, but if desired, you can disable this feature in most programs.

By May 9, 2012

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Hold that precisely engineered sandwich in place on the go

The Unikia Compleat FoodSkin is a flexible lunchbox. One side is an elastic silicone skin, so it molds to the shape of its contents.

By August 21, 2013