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Novel polymer may lead to artificial muscles soon

The integrated polymer offers two distinct "compartments" with which chemists and materials scientists can work to provide useful features.

 

New polymer could purify water in seconds

New polymer could purify water in seconds

Scientists have developed a new reusable polymer that can remove pollutants from flowing water within seconds, just like air fresheners trap invisible air pollutants in the home and remove unwanted odours.

New polymer can reproduce smooth, rough textures

Perhaps inspired by a chameleon`s changing colours, engineers have developed a polymer that reproduces rough, smooth textures as and when required.