A polymer developed by a biomechanical engineer who also happens to be a football fan could help reduce the number and severity of concussions caused by vicious collisions on the gridiron. […]


The medicine in pills sometimes doesn’t reach its intended target when the body does not absorb it. But thanks to some polymer research by scientists at two American universities, that […]


To protect against drought, we often use rain barrels and reservoirs. Now, there’s powdered water. A Mexican chemical engineer has developed a highly absorbent polymer, potassium polyacrylate, that looks like […]


Polymers may soon be a featured guest on “CSI” or other crime shows. It’s more likely, though, that they could help detectives unveil more fingerprints at crime scenes that can […]