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Collision Course: High-Speed Impact Testing Meets High-Tech Sportswear

April 29, 2016

Success in business, like success in athletics, is often tied to the ability to be faster and more agile than an opponent. Success in scientific research tends to be achieved through a slower, nuanced process that’s judged by the accuracy of the data collected.
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Adding Some Salt to the Recipe For Energy Storage Materials

April 22, 2016

The secret to making the best energy storage materials is growing them with as much surface area as possible. Like baking, it requires just the right mixture of ingredients prepared in a specific amount and order at just the right temperature to produce a thin sheet of material with the perfect chemical consistency to be useful for storing energy.
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Dressed to Kill: Tailoring a Suit For Tumor-Penetrating Cancer Meds

April 11, 2016

For more than a decade, biomedical researchers have been looking for better ways to deliver cancer-killing medication directly to tumors in the body. Tiny capsules, called nanoparticles, are now being used to transport chemotherapy medicine through the bloodstream, to the doorstep of cancerous tumors. But figuring out the best way for the particles to get past the tumor’s “velvet rope” and enter the tumor is a challenge scientists are still working out.
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Bacteria Microrobots

The problem with having a microscopic robot propelled by a horde of tail-flailing bacteria is you never know where it’s going to end up. The tiny, bio-robots, which amount to a chip coated with a “carpet” of flagellated bacteria, emerged from the primordial ooze of microrobotics research a few years ago as a concept for building microscopic devices and delivering medication at the cellular level.

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