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  • Use Sugru for Spring Cleaning Repairs and Summer Projects

    05 May 2015 | GeekDad

    Geek Dad lists some unique and novel ideas for using Sugru such as creating custom tool grips designed for your hands or creating custom hair for Lego figurines.  Sugru is a moldable silicone rubber which will adhere to just about any surface and its uses are just about limitless.

  • Inspired by a chameleon’s tongue, this robotic gripper can grab almost any object

    23 April 2015 | Digital Trends
    Watch the video to see this gripper in action. A multi-purpose robotic gripper uses a soft-fluid silicone bag to grab objects of different sizes and shapes just by changing the volume of fluid. Silicone was the ideal material as it is adaptable and slip-free
  • This Fabric Could Charge Your Gadgets

    14 April 2015 | The Huffington Post
    Researchers have developed a power-generating smart fabric which combines a layer of silver coated fibre and a layer which contains zinx oxide nanorods coated with polydimethylsiloxane. At this time it won’t power your phone, but it can unlock your car – just watch the video!
  • Bendy Tableware That Makes Cooking a Cinch

    09 April 2015 | Wired
    Multi-tasking silicone kitchenware will have home chefs celebrating less clean-up. Silicone was chosen for its ability to be both soft and rigid without losing its form.
  • Smart window changes color with weather

    06 April 2015 | Science Magazine
    A smart window has been developed which harvests energy from wind and rain. The window has two layers, the outer layer being coated in a negatively charged silicone material which when activated by rain drops turns clear glass blue.
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