soft materials

Scientists design earthworm-like robot

August 10th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Researchers have engineered a soft robot that inches ahead with earthworm-like peristalsis, crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of its body.The robot, made almost entirely of ... Read more...

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Now plastic turned into power conductor

February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Plastics used in insulating power cables can be made to conduct electricity with the help of a thin metal film, opening the way to plastic electronics. Applying this ... Read more...

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How wrinkles evolve

July 16th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Physicists have found clues to the origin and evolution of wrinkles in thin sheets and what determines their size and shape in soft materials.Jiangshui Huang and colleagues ... Read more...

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Physics explains why we chew food or swing arms

January 7th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Physics now has answers to questions like why we chew food or swing our arms. "The answers may appear obvious or even trivial, but further thought and experiment is ... Read more...

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Low-cost carbon filter removes 90pct of CO2 from smokestack gases

May 20th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A team of researchers in Wyoming has developed a low-cost carbon filter that can remove 90 percent of carbon dioxide gas from the smokestacks of electric power ... Read more...

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