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  • Preserving the faces of Mount Rushmore

    16 May 2013 | KSFY ABC
    Helping the four faces of Mount Rushmore into the future despite their constant exposure to the elements, preservation teams at Mount Rushmore use silicone-based caulk with high-pressure washers to remove water and seal cracks.
  • Trying on the future of wearable technology

    15 May 2013 | Business Spectator
    Flexible batteries that store energy from human movement are woven into fabrics or inserted into silicone rubber allow the wearer to power personal devices from cell phones, GPS systems to medical applications that give patients non-intrusive monitoring.
  • New sounds of silence drown out city noise

    13 May 2013 | Smart Planet
    A new reusable silicone earplug has been designed to enhance the music lovers experience while protecting the ears without deadening the sound.
  • Liquid Crystal Silicone May be Key to Self-Healing Materials

    30 April 2013 | Science World Report
    Silicone is a resilient and useful material, returning to its original shape even after being squeezed. Yet now, researchers have found another use for it. They've discovered that during its liquid crystal phase, silicone becomes 90 percent stiffer when c
  • A Blank Canvas to Create Smart Limbs

    29 April 2013 | The New York Times

    At the age of 17 Dr. Hugh Herr became a bilateral leg amputee. Now, 48, Herr is part of the team at M.I.T. Media Labs and founder of iWalk. His background and his curiosity have a

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