#biomaterials

DNA Replication Filmed For The First Time

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Researchers have recorded up-close footage of a single DNA molecule replicates itself. New footage showing DNA Replication is raising questions about how we have always assumed the process works. The real-time footage shows this fundamental part of life involves an unexpected amount of 'randomness' and means we...

“Solar Sponge” offers a completely new approach to solar steam generation

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MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped sponge-like device which can soak up sunlight to generate steam through its pores. Researchers call the design a "solar vapour generator". It does not require expensive mirrors or lenses to concentrate the sunlight and instead relies on the combination of low-tech materials...

Electric mesh can give the heart an electromechanical hug

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Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Seoul National University have created a device that wraps an electronic mesh around the heart to battle heart failure. The mesh intelligently applying electrical impulses if problems are detected. Heart failure is a leading cause of mortality and...