Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley.
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.
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.
Harvard researchers create a heart patch using gels and 3D-printing technology that could someday lessen reliance on transplant surgery.
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.
Waterproof and water-resistant products have nothing on NeverWet. The superhydrophobic coating, now available in stores, repels liquids like you've never seen before.
Stanford researchers discover a way to make the brain completely transparent so they can study its structure without the need for slicing.
Scientists have created a 3D-printed cartilage ear with an antenna that extends hearing far beyond the normal human range.
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.
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.