New Open Access Journal Will Advance Engineering and Opportunities in Translational Medicine

AIChE and Society for Biological Engineering join forces with Wiley to launch Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, with Samir Mitragotri of the University of California, Santa Barbara, as editor-in-chief.

Conference report: 5th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization

The 5th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC) was held in Valencia, Spain, from September 21st to 24th, 2014.

28th International Colloquium Plastics Technology

The IKV in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University will run the 28th International Colloquium Plastics Technology in Aachen on February 24 and 25, 2016.

High-Performance Flexible Si Phototransistors

Inspired by the mammalian eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison electrical engineers have created the fastest, most responsive, flexible silicon phototransistor ever made.

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Collaborative nanoscience at the Molecular Foundry

A new special issue of Advanced Materials has highlighted the broad multidisiplinary work being done at the Molecular Foundry, part of the Lawerence Berkeley laboratory.

Puncture-proof and self-sealing water-tight materials

Bruns and co-workers have produced a composite membrane that remains water-tight even if punctured with a sharp item.

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Electron Microscopy Sample Preparation: “The Future is Cold, Dynamic and Hybrid”

In 2014, the renowned Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (EMAT) research lab at the University Antwerp, Belgium, and Leica Microsystems started a fruitful collaboration to establish a Leica Reference Site in Antwerp.

Analysis of Oil Shale as an Alternative Source of Energy

For some years now, the search for alternative sources of raw materials has concentrated on oil shale deposits. As the exploitation of these raw materials is still extremely complex and expensive, analysis of oil shale samples is therefore extremely important for identifying the deposit’s potential in advance and optimizing mining methods. Click here for more […]

A Good Place for Materials Scientists and Mineralogists to prepare their EM Samples

In June 2014, the Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC) of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris became a Leica reference lab.

2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry announced

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar win the 2015 award for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.