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New Gel Coatings to produce better Catheters and Condoms

04.08.2017 463 Views
Bonded layers of rubber and hydrogel yield tough, slippery, and impermeable coatings. Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases. But a patient’s […]
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Computer matches Humans at predicting How Objects Move

02.08.2017 309 Views
“3-D physics engine” from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory simulates the human brain to infer physical properties. We humans take for granted our remarkable ability to predict things that happen around us. For […]
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Vanishing Friction

01.08.2017 1313 Views
Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT and Alexei Bylinkskii A new technique tunes friction between two surfaces, to the point where friction can vanish. MIT researchers developed a frictional interface at the atomic level. The blue corrugated surface […]



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