polymer

concussion

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. […]

medicine

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 […]

drought

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 […]

fingerprint

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 […]