Amorphous solid
In condensed matter physics and materials science, an amorphous (from the Greek a, without, morphé, shape, form) or non-crystalline solid is a solid that lacks the long-range order characteristic of a...
Evidence Of THC Found In Colorado Town's Water Supply
Marijuana sales are not allowed in Hugo, Colorado, yet somehow evidence of THC has shown up in its water supply.
Marijuana In Space – NASA Discovers THC On Meteorite Fragment
The team of researchers who analyzed hundreds of meteorite fragments in search of microbacterial data found the presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol in trace amounts, the principal psychoactive constituen...
Completely New Kind Of Polymer Could Lead To Artificial Muscles, Self-Repairing Materials
Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug delivery and artificial muscles. Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and t...
Material May Offer Cheaper Alternative To Smart Windows
If you’ve ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it becomes. It’s a simple enough observation: the th...
New Brain Effects Behind 'Runner's High'
The sensation may not just be about endorphins. A new study points to the same system of the brain involved in a marijuana buzz. After a nice long bout of aerobic exercise, some people experience what...
Scientists Brew Cannabis Chemical THC For Better Drugs For Cancer Sufferers
Researchers from Dortmund, Germany have discovered a way to genetically engineer yeast to produce both THC and cannabidiol. THC is the primary psychoactive chemical in cannabis. Yeast is a tiny bacter...
New Glass Manufacturing Technique Could Enable Design Of Hybrid Glasses And Revolutionise Gas Storage
The work revolves around a family of compounds called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which are cage-like structures consisting of metal ions, linked by organic bonds. Their porous properties have le...
Mysterious Viking Sword Made With Technology From The Future?
The Viking sword Ulfberht was made of metal so pure it baffled archaeologists. It was thought the technology to forge such metal was not invented for another 800 or more years, during the Industrial R...
THC in Medical Marijuana Helps Stop the Spread of HIV/AIDS
A group of researchers from Louisiana State University published a study last week in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses which suggests that cannabis/marijuana can help stop the progress...
Research Shows That Any Dose Of Alcohol Combined With Cannabis Significantly Increases Levels Of THC In The Blood
Cannabis plus alcohol is one of the most frequently detected drug combinations in car accidents, yet the interaction of these two compounds is still poorly understood. A study appearing online today i...
Amazing Polymorph Plastic Easy to Mould Thermoplastic Endless Uses
A low melting point version of Polymorph, specially designed to be the easiest mouldable thermoplastic on the market.
An injectable UW polymer could keep soldiers, trauma patients from bleeding to death
University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots, called PolySTAT. Administered in a simple shot, the polymer finds any unseen or internal inj...
Soft, Transparent Eggshell Gives Unprecedented Look At Embryonic Development
The process of developing new medications is long and arduous. Testing with animals takes a considerable amount of time and resources, and there’s still no guarantee that what works in a mouse will wo...
Apple Patent Reveals Plans For Liquidmetal
Back in 2012 we had heard the rumors that Apple was planning on making an iPhone out of the liquidmetal alloy, which was backed up by the inventor of liquidmetal who claims that such a feat could happ...
Polymer
Polymers commonly called plastics occur in nature and can also be produced synthetically. They're made by linking small molecules into extremely long chain m...
Amorphous metal
An amorphous metal (also known metallic glass or glassy metal) is a solid metallic material, usually an alloy, with a disordered atomic-scale structure. Most metals are crystalline in their solid stat...
Asphalt
Asphalt (/ˈæsfɔːlt/ or /ˈæsfælt/, occasionally /ˈæʃfɔːlt/), also known as bitumen (/bɪˈtjuːmən, baɪ-/), is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in...
Glass
Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material which is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in things like window panes, tableware, and optoelec...
Plastic
Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organics that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects of diverse shapes. Plastics are typically organi...
Polymer
A polymer (/ˈpɒlɨmər/) (Greek poly-, "many" + -mer, "parts") is a large molecule, or macromolecule, composed of many repeated subunits. Because of their broad range of properties, both synthetic and n...
Resin
Resin, in the most specific meaning of the term, is a hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees. It is distinct from other liquid compounds found inside plants or exuded by ...
Evidence Of THC Found In Colorado Town's Water Supply
Marijuana sales are not allowed in Hugo, Colorado, yet somehow evidence of THC has shown up in its water supply.
Caramelization
Caramelization (British English: caramelisation or caramelization) is the browning of sugar, a process used extensively in cooking for the resulting nutty flavor and brown color. As the process oc...
Completely New Kind Of Polymer Could Lead To Artificial Muscles, Self-Repairing Materials
Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug delivery and artificial muscles. Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and t...
Luck of Edenhall
The "Luck of Edenhall" is a glass beaker that was made in Syria or Egypt in the middle of the 14th century, elegantly decorated with arabesques in blue, green, red and white enamel with gilding. It is...
Melt spinning
Melt spinning is a technique used for rapid cooling of liquids. A wheel is cooled internally, usually by water or liquid nitrogen, and rotated. A thin stream of liquid is then dripped onto the wheel a...
Polyurea
Polyurea is a type of elastomer that is derived from the reaction product of an isocyanate component and a synthetic resin blend component through step-growth polymerization. The isocyanate can be aro...
Tolu balsam
Tolu balsam is a recent (non-fossil) resin that originates from South America (Colombia, Peru, Venezuela), similar to Balsam of Peru. It is tapped from the living trunks of Myroxylon toluiferum (see "...
New Glass Manufacturing Technique Could Enable Design Of Hybrid Glasses And Revolutionise Gas Storage
The work revolves around a family of compounds called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which are cage-like structures consisting of metal ions, linked by organic bonds. Their porous properties have le...