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Engineers from the University of Rochester have produced a new shape-changing polymer that rapidly responds to body heat. This remarkable new mighty morphing material, which can lift objects up to 1,000 times its own mass, is showcased in the Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics.


Teaching Properties Anchor chart made to be interactive with students! I love SCIENCE!!! All Smiles in Second Grade


Did J. Frenkel invent the term ''heterophase fluctuations'' with this article: ''A general theory of heterophase fluctuations and pretransition phenomena'' J.Chem. Phys. 7, 538 (1939) ?

from Elemental Blogging

Guest Post ~ Planning a Homeschool Science Fair

Planning a Homeschool Science Fair by Marci at the Homeschool Scientist

*FREE* Learning About Seeds Printables--Perfect to use this time of year!


Silly putty (or science putty, as it's sometimes referred to) is an odd material. Stretch it slowly and it happily deforms, and can be molded very easily. However, pull it apart with enough force a...


Title: Self-folding of polymer sheets using local light absorption Authors: Ying Liu, Julie K. Boyles, Jan Genzer and Michael D. Dickey Journal: Soft Matter Affiliation: Department of Chemical and ...


Experiment with Diaper Science!

Experiment with diaper science. Can be used as a science fair project to compare the absorbency of various diaper brands.


Efficacy of solvent extraction methods for acellularization of embryoid bodies | Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition | Todd McDevitt - Engineering Stem Cell Technologies

(—A team of researchers working at the University of Bristol in the U.K. has found a way to build supermicelles from simple polymers. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their 3-step process and the types of supermicells they were able to build. In-Hwan Lee, ...