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Can you “Cool Your Roof” - reports researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

How plastics helping revolutionize stretchable electronics applications – a review, not to be missed!

Polymers help Addidas to launch lightest soccer boots and 2010 FIFA World cup match ball never seen before in the field

Bio-succinic acid is becoming new green platform chemical for plastics

Cima NanoTech flexes mussels with its non-Indium Tin Oxide, high performance transparent conductors

Umass, Amherst researchers find ways to hold 300 kilograms of weight using sticky tape

How Collagen nanofibers could find use in Tissue Engineering

Researchers review how to characterize polymer nanocomposites by different microscopicy techniques

Advanced nanocomposite membrane technology of NanoH2O turns it to a Global clean technology company

McMaster university (Canada) researchers developed flexible solar cell technology

University of Texas at Austin researchers show use of polymer membranes for fracking in shale gas

Harvard Univ researchers show how soft robotics could navigate a difficult obstacle

A review on polymer/bioactive glass nanocomposites provides current trends in polymer research

Electric Glue: Another twist to make controlled polymer-surface adhesion

Korean scientists provide a different twist to the “Smart Window” technology

Teijin Techno Products claims to be world’s first mass producer of aramid nanofibers

Mannigton converts large stickers from 2010 winter games into commercial flooring

Kyoto researchers are upbeat about cellulose nanofibers based composites for auto parts

Brazilian scientists are actively pursuing bioplastics research and innovation

MIT researchers show how to draw Polyethylene as nanofibers and get a very high thermal conductivity

Rutgers Univ researchers moves plastic electronics with graphene based PS thin films

James Cropper Speciality Paper touts recycling of disposable coffee cups

Wax could be green too – touts GreenMantra Technolgies!

Alberta scientists help to make Canada’s first bio-composite based electric vehicle body design

In Milan, art and science get together to showcase Vegetal, weather resistant designer chair

German researchers unveiled a green approach to electrospinning technique for making biodegradable nanofibres

If you follow plastics electronics - follow Unidym’s innovative product lines

Prof. Alan Heegers group demonstrated the potential of plastics solar cells

World’s first all-plastic LED lamp comes from Japan

It is time to make “Perfect Plastic” reports UK researchers

US researchers develop shape memory polymer nanocomposites exhibiting fast actuation speed

MIT researchers develop first Solar Thermal Fuel storage platform in solid-state

Green Composites - all you wanted to know about

Swedish researchers show highest reported charge capacities for all polymer paper-based battery

Work of North Carolina State Univ. researchers shows how to remove radioactive elements from drinking water

Stanford Univ researchers make Jell-O-like conducting polymer hydrogels

GM recycles oil soaked booms from the Gulf of Mexico for its Chevrolet Volt under hood parts

Can polymer reinforced aerogel make a space mission? University of Akron researchers think so!

Plastic Logic sees mass production of flexible display in 2008

Plastics help design non-shatter pint glass to prevent pub attacks

Norner touts major research project on polymers based on carbon dioxide

Current status in graphene based polymer nanocomposites – a review

UC Berkley researchers have developed paper thin e-skin that responds to touch

Battelle researchers are improving PLA for injection molding applications

Can Gas Jet process challenge electrospinning in producing polymeric nanofibers?

Canadian researchers claim world’s most efficient “inverted” OPV solar cells

Nanoparticle coating prevents ice build up

Using biodegradable polymer, University of Basque country researcher report on bone regeneration

Austrian scientists claim to be the first to have developed an image sensor that is fully transparent

French scientists tout first use of nano-structured assemblies that could revolutionize dentistry

Are you interested in self-healing polymers – must read reviews

Univ of Texas @ Austin scientists reported method to produce a large scale reduced graphene oxide

Polymers can be used to package insulin into a pill for diabetes treatment reports Indian scientists

AMI unveils the North American Bioplastics technology agenda

Polymer helps to designing higher capacity Li-ion battery

Yale scientists develop high performance thin film composite membrane

Non-toxic, liquid bandage from Chesson Labs of Durham, NC is ready for the healthcare market

Researchers develop unique printable thin film supercapacitor using SWCNT

Princeton university researchers embedded piezoelectric material onto polymer as energy harvester

Austrian researcher reports new opportunities from Silicon oxide Nanofilms

How computer modelling & 3D printing create fracture resistant composites – reports Stratasys and MIT researchers

MIT researchers develop first Solar Thermal Fuel storage platform in solid-state

Chinese researchers made a bendy polymer that could separate aromatics hydrocarbons from aliphatic

Plastrec, a Quebec recycler unveils recycled PET production combining two plastics technologies

Polymer bank notes on the rise to avoid counterfeit paper currencies

How blood can clot to heal a wound - Science reports

A novel technique to manufacture continuous twisted yarn from aligned PAN nanofibers

Work of North Carolina State Univ. researchers shows how to remove radioactive elements from drinking water

Japanese researchers are developing stereo-block type PLAs for high performance materials

Japanese scientists report a unique, smart and self-healing polymer nanocomposite hydrogels

Stanford university researchers detect mercury ions in sea water using organic polymer transistor sensor

Researchers gather to discuss advances in organic photovoltaics (OPV)

Can you 3D print yourself? TwinKinds of Germany shows just that!

Stanford researchers use cheap plastics film to make safe lithium batteries

Practical Devices provide useful power from the body

Siver nanowire electrodes for flexible electronics

Innovations in design come from plastics to win several 2009 International Design Excellence Awards

3D systems introduces non-halogenated flame retardant for aircraft applications

Scientists from Sweden and USA showed electronics can truly be organic or say truly be plastics

For the first time, IBM researchers showed 3D molecular structure could be observed

Rice Univ (USA) researchers grew high quality graphene from polystyrene, cookies, grass, cockroach leg & dog feces

USA researchers develop all-polymer multilayer coating to retard fire and to suppress smoke

ZogglesTM earns Invention of the year 2010 award and keeps the fog away

Scientists from IBM and Stanford University are developing new plastics recycling process

UCLA scientists showed how simple it could be to make conducting polymer thin films

Carbon3D, a Canadian company unveils a breakthrough technology for layerless 3D printing

USA researchers report polymeric blood-resistant surgical glue that can repair minimally invasive heart defects

Can polycarbonate be replaced with another polymer? Click chemistry might provide the answer!

Researchers show stretchy battery for flexible and stretchable electronics

NIST develops greener solution to challenge commercial fire retardants

Will your windows generate power one day?

IKV researchers report thermoplastic/metal hybrid materials for Direct manufacturing electronic part

Can polymer reinforced aerogel make a space mission? University of Akron researchers think so!

Sabic Innovative Plastics unveils its newly developed a clear flame retardant Polycarbonate copolymer

Binder free multilayer graphene based polymer composite for high performance supercapacitor electrodes

Stratasys touts World’s first color multi-material 3D printer for rubber & plastics products

Strain Paint: an alternative to strain gauges

MIT team aims to develop application specific surgical adhesives to seal tissues

Harvard University researchers design stretchable, transparent ionic conductors

Arkema unveils a range of "green" polymers for its textile market

New ambipolar polymer beats others: reports US researchers

Singapore researchers touts corn starch can help solve body armour and protective sports padding

Something old... Something new.... produces an interesting marriage

Can you “Cool Your Roof” - reports researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Oil-SAP, a novel development to clean-up oil spill & recovery from Penn State University, USA

Current trends and future prospects for flame retardants in polymeric materials

Braskem S.A. is leading the way to manufacture biobased polyethylene using catalytic dehydration

US and South Korean researchers develop a printing technique to make high performance CNT transistors

Are you an injection moulder, you may want to read the ultimate in mould cooling article

Caltech researchers show through telechelic polymers how to produce a safer and a cleaner fuel

Bayer uses PC film Makrofol? for it's new Innosec Fusion? technology to stop counterfeiting

Self-healing plastics healing like human skin

Block copolymers could create hard disks with 10 tera-bit-per-Square-inch:Researchers predict

A new microcellular injection molding process for polycarbonate using water

A team of researchers demonstrate plastics and graphene can work together to make touch screen device a reality

Using biodegradable polymer, University of Basque country researcher report on bone regeneration

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Bones are known to have a capacity to regenerate themselves after suffering a partial damage.  This is not the same when a serious break occurs and the loss of tissue is substantial.  One could treat with various kinds of grafts, but they do have a number of disadvantages, e.g., rejection, contamination or limitations on donors.

Ms. Beatriz Olalde, researcher at the Health Unit of Tecnalia at the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), in her Ph.D. thesis entitled, “Development of a new porous, biodegradable nanocompound support for the regeneration of bone tissuedesigned and studied biodegradable porous support.

Ms. Olalde utilized polylactic acid (PLA), hydroxyapatite and carbon nanotubes as constituents for the porous support.  PLA being biodegradable disappears as the bone grows. To this the researcher added a bioceramic — hydroxyapatite  which provides calcium, facilitating the integration of the support into the surrounding bone cells. Finally, the carbon nanotubes provide the essential mechanical properties of the polymers.   For more information, follow the referenced link below.

[Ref: News release, July 30, 2010, http://www.basqueresearch.com/berria_irakurri.asp?Berri_Kod=2814&hizk=I ]