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Second skin from this polymer creates a temporary face lift (Tomorrow Daily 363 show notes)

If you've been worried about those crow's feet or the wrinkles under your eyes, you'll want to check out this silicone-based polymer that can smooth out your skin in a subtle way.

By May 11, 2016


Polymer makes your wrinkles disappear, because science (Tomorrow Daily 363)

Researchers show off a gel that temporarily tightens skin and has both cosmetic and medical uses; also, Hyperloop One completes its first test on the road to ultra-fast, futuristic transportation.

By May 11, 2016


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


Honey, can you print my new blood vessels?

Novel engineering adds brief laser impulses to 3D, inkjet-printed blood vessels to form capillaries, resulting in a complete and functional artificial organ made of polymers and biomolecules.

By September 16, 2011


Color-changing materials react to force

Many uses in store for new polymers that change color when physically stressed, researchers say.

By May 14, 2009


Photos: Polymer Vision's Readius with rollable display

Polymer Vision is taking E Ink to rollable places with its Readius -- a device that rolls a 127mm (5-inch) screen into a compact form factor, making it far more portable than Sony's Reader

By February 14, 2007


The next notebook battery? Lithium polymer

Technology first discussed years ago might power your next laptop, replacing the fire-hazardous, but commonly used, lithium ion.

By December 7, 2006


Polymers could push Internet speed

Researchers at Bell Labs clear the first hurdle to potentially increasing Internet speeds to well above today's fastest rates.

November 14, 2002


Researchers see promise in plastic chips

Several promising research efforts are under way to use organic polymers as material for the production of microelectronics, including transistors and displays.

By October 11, 2001