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Rice materials scientist Rafael Verduzco and graduate student Morgan Barnes check a sample while working on shape-shifting polymers. They have created a liquid crystal elastomer that can be molded into shapes that shift from one to another when heated. (Image: by Jeff Fitlow)

Mighty Morphing Materials Take Complex Shapes

Rice University scientists have created a rubbery, shape-shifting material that morphs from one sophisticated form to another on demand. The shapes programmed into a polymer by materials scientist Rafael Verduzco and graduate student Morgan Barnes appear in ambient conditions and…

Researchers at Purdue University and Stanford University have found a novel laser light-sensing technology that is orders of magnitude more sensitive and faster than leading-edge sensor devices.The technology uses a novel concept of optical frequency-arrayed technique that is more robust. (Image provided)

Ultrafast Laser Beam Steering for Autonomous Cars

Researchers at Purdue University and Stanford University believe they have found a novel laser light sensing technology that is more robust and less expensive than currently available, with a wide range of uses, including a way to guide fully autonomous vehicles.

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Mighty Morphing Materials Take Complex Shapes

Rice University scientists have created a rubbery, shape-shifting material that morphs from one sophisticated form to another on demand. The shapes programmed into a polymer by materials scientist Rafael Verduzco…

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Ultrafast Laser Beam Steering for Autonomous Cars

Researchers at Purdue University and Stanford University believe they have found a novel laser light sensing technology that is more robust and less expensive than currently available, with a wide range of uses, including…

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New Approach to Targeted Chemotherapy Delivery

A team of scientists has demonstrated a novel technique for the delivery of cancer treatment directly to tumor cells, through gold nanoparticles that can be remotely triggered to release chemotherapy…