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The coating protects parking decks, bridges, concrete piers, offshore platforms, buildings, and cooling towers.
The adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
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The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
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These carbon-based fillers can be used in thermally conductive clothing such as liquid-cooled garments.
This imaging technique could impact optical communications and signal processing.
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
The lasers are small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.
Technology used to search for extraterrestrial life can characterize radioactive material.
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
This method could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.
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