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polymer

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Nomad mobile 'Pod' charger quadruples Apple Watch battery life

With a 1,800mAh lithium polymer rechargeable battery housed tightly inside, the $59 Nomad Pod, due out in June, packs enough power for four complete charges of Apple Watch.

By March 17, 2015

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Plant-based gel can stop traumatic bleeding in seconds

Biotech startup Suneris has developed a plant-based polymer it says functions like "Lego building blocks for the body," drastically reducing the amount of time it takes to stop a wound from bleeding.

By November 20, 2014

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Polymer dollars: Fingering Canada's plastic bills

The new polymer $20 now in circulation may look and feel fake, but it's designed to stop counterfeiting.

By December 2, 2012

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Canada launches robot-themed plastic banknote from space

Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield unveils the new polymer $5 bill, which showcases ISS robots Canadarm2 and Dextre.

By April 30, 2013

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Researchers develop flexible, transparent image sensor

A new image sensor could make transparent user interfaces a reality. The secret lies in a flexible, inexpensive polymer sheet that can capture photos.

By February 22, 2013

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Living 'gut-on-a-chip' to help study intestinal disorders

The silicon polymer device, lined by living, human cells, mimics the 3D structures, behaviors, and environment of the human intestine.

By March 28, 2012

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Canada launches anti-fraud plastic banknotes

New polymer bills replacing paper-cotton notes are full of anti-counterfeiting security features.

By June 21, 2011

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Natural bioplastic material could make cars biodegradable

From alternative fuels to soy-foam seats, carmakers are chipping away at the carbon trail their vehicles leave behind. And with Solegear's 100-percent natural polymer, we could start seeing car parts that are completely biodegradable.

By October 6, 2010

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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 August 25, 2010

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Helmet's foul odor could save lives

Researchers in Germany hope to alert cyclists when their helmets should retire by building ones made of polymer materials that start to smell foul if they develop cracks.

By June 7, 2010