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Mussels add muscle to biocompatible fibers

June 12, 2017

Rice University chemists can thank the mussel for putting the muscle into their new macroscale scaffold fibers. The…
A Scientific Advance for Cool Clothing: Temperature-wise, That Is

April 20, 2017

Stanford University researchers, with the aid of the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer at UC San…
The Strings That Bind Us: Cytofilaments Connect Cell Nucleus to Extracellular Microenvironment

January 26, 2017

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but new images of structural fibers inside…
High-fiber diet keeps gut microbes from eating the colon’s lining, protects against infection, animal study shows

November 20, 2016

It sounds like the plot of a 1950s science fiction movie: normal, helpful bacteria that begin to eat…
Imaging with an “optical brush”

February 13, 2016

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a new imaging device that consists of a loose bundle…
Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk

February 3, 2016

Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood—especially lots of fruits and vegetables—may have significantly…
Sandia’s new fiber optic network is world’s largest

June 29, 2015

Sandia National Laboratories has become a pioneer in large-scale passive optical networks, building the largest fiber optical local…
Skin Tough: secret of the resistance to tearing

April 1, 2015

When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column: Your skin –…
Creating optical cables out of thin air

July 23, 2014

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even…
Fiber optic light pipes in the retina do much more than simple image transfer

July 22, 2014

Muller Cells appear to act as living optical fibers. Credit: Having the photoreceptors at the back of…
Lab-on-fiber could shine light on disease

March 26, 2014

Credit: James Archer/anatomyblue, via IEEE “Imagine turning on your home lab kit, pricking your finger, and blotting the…
Scientist makes fibers in a bottle

March 19, 2014

Justin Barone in his new lab in the Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1. Barone says the new…
Rice’s carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper

February 25, 2014

On a pound-per-pound basis, carbon nanotube-based fibers invented at Rice University have greater capacity to carry electrical current…
Artificial muscle made of fishing line is 100 times stronger than yours

February 25, 2014

By taking simple sewing thread and fishing wire and giving it a twist, scientists have created artificial muscle…
Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Weapons Grade High Power Fiber Laser

January 31, 2014

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a 30-kilowatt electric fiber laser, the highest power ever documented while retaining beam quality…
Researchers achieve fastest real-world fiber speeds of 1.4Tb/s

January 22, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent and BT have today announced trial speeds of up to 1.4Tb/s with a record spectral efficiency of…
Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

December 23, 2013

Boosting the amount of fiber in your diet may lower your risk for heart disease, a new study…
New Zealand’s plan for faster Internet hits snag

December 9, 2013

A plan by the New Zealand government to upgrade the country’s notoriously slow Internet service has hit a…
Light-activated medical implants: Team develops light-guiding hydrogel for cell-based sensing

October 22, 2013

A combined team of researchers from Harvard Medical School and several research institutions in Korea has developed a…
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