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Transpiration Cooling for Structural Polymer Materials

 

Researchers from the Beckman institute at the University of Illinois are developing a system for cooling structural materials inspired on nature's transpiration....

Treatment Significantly Increases Conversion of Homocysteine to Methionine for Reducing Human Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk and Use of Animal Feed Additives

 

This treatment method and pharmaceutical composition could be significantly more effective at lowering the risk of hyperhomocysteinemia-related cardiovascular...

Flaw Tolerant Oxide Ceramic Composites

 

This set of technologies takes up the problems associated with ceramics in oxidizing environments. By strengthening materials and slowing the growth of cracks it...

Improving Bonding Properties of Surgical Glues for Cartilage Repair Using Liquid Crystal Matrices

 

This technology offers an improved approach to repairing damaged articular cartilage using traditional bonding adhesives or surgical glues. The technique removes...

Process for Producing Polymers with Improved Melt Flow Characteristics

 

This technology simplifies manufacturing processes for plastics while also improving melt flow characteristics of polymers. It is a method for inexpensive...

Multiple-use Corn zein-based Biodegradable Resins, Sheets, and Films are an attractive alternative to plastic

 

This technology is a process for preparing biodegradable resins comprised of corn zein and fatty acids and forming the resins into sheets, thin films, and similar...

One-Part Liquid Composite Molding Technique

 

This technique for liquid composite molding uses a solid catalyst recrystallized onto preplaced fiber reinforcements to produce high-strength polymer matrix...

Dual-Electrode Field-injection Electrohydrodynamic Spraying System

 

An electrohydrodynamic spray apparatus includes a liquid inlet and a spray nozzle in fluid communication with the liquid inlet, where the spray nozzle has an...

High-Temperature Catalytic Fuel Reformation Structure

 

This micro-scale hydrogen reforming structure achieves the isolation of pure hydrogen gas from mainstream hydrocarbon fuel sources such as gasoline, diesel fuel...

A Method to Produce Janus Particles in Large Quantity

This innovation provides a simple and generalizeable method to synthesize Janus colloidal particles in large quantity. Janus particles offer unique opportunities in...

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