Insights from BCC Research

A Golden Discovery for Wearable Technology

Posted by Clayton Luz on Apr 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In the not so-distant-future you could be wearing your smart phone around your wrist. And, if you're into gold jewelry, you'll be able to accessorize it with whatever other gold baubles complement your bling.

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a technique that allows wearable device to be completely bendable using silicon and gold.
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Tarnish-Proof Silver Film Challenges ITO

Posted by Clayton Luz on Apr 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

By combining silver with a smidge of aluminum, researchers found a way to produce exceptionally thin, smooth layers of silver that are resistant to tarnishing. Then, they applied an anti-reflective coating to make one thin metal layer up to 92.4 percent transparent.

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Mercy! Medical Devices Could Fight MRSA, Build Bone

Posted by Clayton Luz on Feb 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a type of staph bacteria, resists treatment with several antibiotics. Staph and MRSA can cause problems ranging from skin infections to sepsis to pneumonia to bloodstream infections.

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Bottlebrush Elastomers Open Door to New Smart Device Applications

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jan 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM
Were you looking for that perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season?
 
How about a new electroactive polymer material that can change shape and size when exposed to a small electric field?
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Topics: Plastics