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Hydrogels or, how to replace petroleum-based plastics - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Feb 04, 2010

Well, wonders will never cease.  Not only is water already one of the strangest,and most interesting fluids/substances around, but clever scientists from the University of Tokyo just added another layer of WTFness. A hydrogel (with hair). Credit: Nature 463, 339-343 (21 January 2010) | doi:10.1038/nature08693 In essence, they have developed a sort of non-fluid, yet … Read More