A Week in Review: 7/28/13 – 8/3/13

July 29, 2013

Pitt team finds water ‘likeability’ plays a role in battery-charged objects
http://www.news.pitt.edu/news/water-batteries

Water clears path for nanoribbon development
Rice University researchers create sub-10-nanomater graphene nanoribbon patterns
http://news.rice.edu/2013/07/29/water-clears-path-for-nanoribbon-development-2/

July 30, 2013

Origami unfolds a new tissue engineering strategy
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has been around for more than a millennium, but associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering Carol Livermore is now using it to create solutions in an emerging multidisciplinary field in medicine: tissue engineering.
http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2013/07/origami-unfolds-a-new-tissue-engineering-strategy/

August 2, 2013

New coating turns ordinary glass into superglass
A new transparent, bioinspired coating makes ordinary glass tough, self-cleaning, and incredibly slippery, a team from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) reported online in the July 31 edition of Nature Communication.
http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpressrelease/120