News

  • Why do Olympic-level swimmers wear two caps?

    30 July 2012 | San Francisco Gate
    Many Olympic-level and other competitive swimmers wear a silicone cap during races.  this cap maintains its shape better than caps made of other materials.
  • Flexible hairy heartbeat sensor

    30 July 2012 | Royal Society of Chemistry
    An extremely sensitive and flexible electronic device has been developed by Korean scientists using flexible polydimethylsiloxane backing, which could be used for advanced robotics and monitoring devices.
  • Microchips to Substitute Laboratory Animals

    28 July 2012 | French Tribune
    A microchip that acts like a human organ using a silicone polymer with microfluidic channels is under development by researchers in the US.
  • Greek Scientist Leads Team in Developing Band-aid Accelerating Wound Healing

    03 July 2012 | Greek Reporter

    Professor Dimos Poulikakos and his team at the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies have created an innovative silicone band-aid which promotes wound healing and

  • Manicured turtles swim for science

    27 June 2012 | BBC News
    Scientists tracking the dispersal of hatchling loggerhead turtles have resorted to manicure and a silicone based adhesive to help fit tiny tags to the endangered creatures.
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