Season the soup: the important role of salt additives

The synthesis of methacrylic zwitterionic, thermoresponsive and hydrophilic (co)polymers via copper-mediated polymerization is described.

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10th Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology meeting

The 10th Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology (PSST) meeting will be held in Tarragona, Spain on March 6, 2016 – March 11, 2016.

Light-induced color change in the sapphirinid copepods

The males of certain species of copepods, small marine crustaceans, produce some of the most spectacular colors in nature.

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Direct insertion of nanowires into living algal cells

The direct insertion of nanowires into living algal cells using inkjet printing technology is demonstrated.

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Mimicking human skin with haptic pressure sensors

Chen et al. have developed haptic memory arrays which can detect and retain external pressure distribution.

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Edible salt crystals: a cheap, green, water soluble substrate for graphene synthesis

Researchers investigate substrates in which micron-size sodium chloride crystals are used as a water soluble, recyclable substrate for CVD growth of few-layer graphene.

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Porous molybdenum-based nanocomposites for efficient hydrogen evolution

Researchers develop nanoscale materials that can improve the activities and stabilities of HER catalysts.

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Life Begins at 40 – Materials Research Society Celebrates in Boston

Over 6,000 participants followed the call of the MRS to their traditional annual post-Thanksgiving science and technology summit in Boston from November 30-December 4, 2015.

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.