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How soft robots can turn rigid on demand

How soft robots can turn rigid on demand

Researchers have developed a new type of control system that may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.

Hydrogel injection may repair heart muscle damagage

Hydrogel injection may repair heart muscle damagage

Researchers have developed an injectable hydrogel that could help repair and prevent further damage to the heart muscle after a heart attack.

Shape-changing 4D materials hold promise for bioengineering

Shape-changing 4D materials hold promise for bioengineering

New hydrogel-based materials that can change shape in response to psychological stimuli, such as water, could be the next generation of materials used to bioengineer tissues and organs.

Attachable skin patches that wick the sweat away?

Attachable skin patches that wick the sweat away?

Scientists have developed a new preparation technique that could reduce the redness and itching caused by the trapped sweat beneath them.

A Covid-19 resistant material for 3D printing

A Covid-19 resistant material for 3D printing

Researchers have developed an antiviral material made from copper, silver and tungsten which can be 3D printed and kills the Covid-19 virus.

Sustainable solution for wearable patches

Sustainable solution for wearable patches

Covestro has developed a concept for wearable smart patches in cooperation with its partner accensors.

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