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hydrogel

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Shape-shifting hydrogel takes cue from plants, moves to light

Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley.

By Jun. 3, 2013

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New hydrogel stanches blood flow fast, cheaply

Researchers at the University of Maryland say a new gel made of water and a fibrous polymer kicks into gear a blood-clotting protein that can stanch deep wounds in minutes.

By Aug. 25, 2010

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IBM says it has tool to kill deadly drug-resistant superbugs

Working with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Big Blue has come up with a "hydrogel" that can beat back the bacteria that cause many deadly infections.

By Jan. 23, 2013

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A beating patch of cells could mend broken hearts

Harvard researchers create a heart patch using gels and 3D-printing technology that could someday lessen reliance on transplant surgery.

By Mar. 18, 2014

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Spray-on NeverWet street art appears after it rains

Spraying this liquid-repelling coating on a stencil provides a unique way for people to share messages that become visible after the design comes in contact with water.

By Sep. 18, 2013

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Spill a lot? NeverWet's ready to coat your gear

Waterproof and water-resistant products have nothing on NeverWet. The superhydrophobic coating, now available in stores, repels liquids like you've never seen before.

By Jun. 19, 2013

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See-through brain lets scientists spot the connections

Stanford researchers discover a way to make the brain completely transparent so they can study its structure without the need for slicing.

By Apr. 11, 2013

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Printable bionic ear sends hearing to the dogs

Scientists have created a 3D-printed cartilage ear with an antenna that extends hearing far beyond the normal human range.

By May. 2, 2013

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Tomatoes, melons, cucumbers grown on thin films

Japanese hydrogel R&D firm is growing a cornucopia of plants on film instead of soil. The film prevents bacteria and viruses from harming the plants, so chemicals aren't needed, which could be useful when soil gets contaminated.

By Aug. 17, 2011

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Delivering anesthesia via contact lenses

The days of administering medicinal eye drops after laser eye surgery may be numbered, according to researchers investigating the slow release of anesthesia via contact lenses.

By Jan. 19, 2012