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Innovative Technology Adapts Shoes to Weather Conditions

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Hamburg-based company IQTEX has developed an innovative system which could revolutionalize shoe comfort. The system relies on BASF’s superabsorbent fabric Luquafleece®. Wet feet – never again: IQTEX and BASF have jointly developed a unique, intelligent ...

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Biodegradable PHB with nanoparticles resolves brittle problem

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Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) modified with clay nanoparticles could be the next wave in the biodegradable plastics market. PHB, produced by bacterial action, is a rare example of hydrophobic polymer that is truly biocompatible and biodegradable with ...

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Flytrap-Inspired Lenses

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Imagine paint that adheres to a surface but releases on command, or road signs that change their reflectivity with changing weather conditions. These are two potential uses of a novel, responsive material designed by researchers ...

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Self-healing rubber bounces back

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A material that is able to self-repair even when it is sliced in two has been invented by French researchers. The as-yet-unnamed material – a form of artificial rubber – is made from vegetable oil ...

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Gold Aluminum and Blue Silver

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Optical Scientists Say Transformation of Any Metal to Any Color Now Possible. Using a tabletop laser, University of Rochester optical scientists have turned pure aluminum, gold. And blue. And gray. And many other colors. And ...

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Being outside, inside

Published 13 years ago by materia | no responses

Being outside, inside. That’s what Green Fortune’s Plantwall allows you to be. Plantwall is a vertical indoor garden based on a four layer textile system which can be placed against an existing wall or frame. ...

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