PopMuse: Materials and Manufacturing http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Shark proof wetsuit material could help save lives https://phys.org/news/2019-11-shark-proof-wetsuit-material.html https://phys.org/news/2019-11-shark-proof-wetsuit-material.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:00:01 UTC Materials Science News - Chemistry News A new wet suit material tested by Flinders marine researchers can help reduce blood loss caused by shark bites, to reduce injuries and prevent the leading cause of death from shark bites. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Army project may lead to new class of high-performance materials https://phys.org/news/2019-11-army-class-high-performance-materials.html https://phys.org/news/2019-11-army-class-high-performance-materials.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:53:02 UTC Materials Science News - Chemistry News Synthetic biologists working on a U.S. Army project have developed a process that could lead to a new class of synthetic polymers that may create new high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Kick-starting Moore's Law? New 'synthetic' method for making microchips could help https://phys.org/news/2019-11-kick-starting-law-synthetic-method-microchips.html https://phys.org/news/2019-11-kick-starting-law-synthetic-method-microchips.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:45:07 UTC Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method for producing atomically-thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more powerful and compact electronic devices. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ New, slippery toilet coating provides cleaner flushing, saves water https://phys.org/news/2019-11-slippery-toilet-coating-cleaner-flushing.html https://phys.org/news/2019-11-slippery-toilet-coating-cleaner-flushing.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:00:19 UTC Materials Science News - Chemistry News Every day, more than 141 billion liters of water are used solely to flush toilets. With millions of global citizens experiencing water scarcity, what if that amount could be reduced by 50%? http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Directional control of self-propelled protocells https://phys.org/news/2019-11-self-propelled-protocells.html https://phys.org/news/2019-11-self-propelled-protocells.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:00:11 UTC Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News Synthetic protocells can be made to move toward and away from chemical signals, an important step for the development of new drug-delivery systems that could target specific locations in the body. By coating the surface of the protocells with enzymes—proteins that catalyze chemical reactions—a team of researchers at Penn State was able to control the direction of the protocell's movement in a chemical gradient in a microfluidic device. A paper describing the research appears November 18, 2019 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ New findings on the largest natural sulfur source in the atmosphere https://phys.org/news/2019-11-largest-natural-sulfur-source-atmosphere.html https://phys.org/news/2019-11-largest-natural-sulfur-source-atmosphere.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:56:23 UTC Materials Science News - Chemistry News An international research team was able to experimentally show in the laboratory a completely new reaction path for the largest natural sulfur source in the atmosphere. The team from the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), the University of Innsbruck and the University of Oulu are now reporting in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters on the new degradation mechanism for dimethyl sulfide (DMS), which is released mainly by the oceans. The new findings show that important steps in the Earth's sulfur cycle have not yet been properly understood, as they call into question the previously assumed formation pathways for sulfur dioxide (SO2), methanesulfonic acid (MSA) and carbonyl sulfide (OCS) based on DMS degradation, which strongly influence the Earth's climate through the formation of natural particles and clouds. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ NHS faces critical drug shortages https://www.pharmamanufacturing.com/industrynews/2019/nhs-faces-critical-drug-shortages/ https://www.pharmamanufacturing.com/industrynews/2019/nhs-faces-critical-drug-shortages/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:02:00 UTC Pharma Manufacturing England's National Health Service is running short of dozens of lifesaving medicines including treatments for cancer, heart conditions and epilepsy, according to an internal document circulated to doctors. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Tuning quantum materials with hydrogen gas https://phys.org/news/2019-11-tuning-quantum-materials-hydrogen-gas.html https://phys.org/news/2019-11-tuning-quantum-materials-hydrogen-gas.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:38:18 UTC Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News Researchers at TU Delft have discovered a method to stretch and compress quantum materials using hydrogen gas. They demonstrated this effect using a tiny string of a material called tungsten trioxide, which acts as a sponge for hydrogen. The research is a promising new step in the development of micromechanical resonators, which have a wide range of possible applications. They can be used in inkjet printers, as sensors for environmental conditions, and as active components in future nano-electronics. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Children’s frozen food firm backed by potato processor https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2019/11/18/Children-s-frozen-food-firm-backed-by-potato-processor?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2019/11/18/Children-s-frozen-food-firm-backed-by-potato-processor?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:27:00 UTC at FoodManufacture RSS Children�s frozen food firm Kiddyum has received investment from potato processor Albert Bartlett, in exchange for a 40% equity stake in the business. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Griffiths urges swift sign-up to Welsh BPS support scheme https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2019/11/18/Griffiths-urges-swift-sign-up-to-Welsh-BPS-support-scheme?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2019/11/18/Griffiths-urges-swift-sign-up-to-Welsh-BPS-support-scheme?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:26:00 UTC at FoodManufacture RSS Welsh Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Leslie Griffiths has urged beef producers to move quickly to submit applications for its Basic Payment Support (BPS) Scheme to mitigate the �catastrophic� impacts of Brexit. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/