Scientists have discovered how bloodworms make their unique copper teeth

Journal Reference: William R. Wonderly, Tuan T.D. Nguyen, Katerina G. Malollari, Daniel DeMartini, Peyman Delparastan, Eric Valois, Phillip B. Messersmith, Matthew E. Helgeson, J. Herbert Waite. A multi-tasking polypeptide from bloodworm jaws: Catalyst, template, and copolymer in film formation. Matter, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2022.04.001 Because the worms only form their jaws once, they need to be … Read more

Researchers use unique ingredient to strengthen bamboo

Journal Reference: Daanvir K. Dhir, Reeghan Osmond, Kevin Golovin, Abbas S. Milani. A high-performance hybrid green composite using plastinated bamboo fillers, with reduced environmental degradation effect. Composite Structures, 2022; 282: 115123 DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.115123 With the innovation of new materials and green composites, it is easy to overlook materials like bamboo and other natural fibres, explains … Read more

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