Multitalented Polymer Sops Up Oil Spills
An ultra-lightweight sponge made of clay and a bit of high-grade plastic draws oil out of contaminated water but leaves the water behind.
Dodging the Drill
Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine are testing a resin polymer designed to infiltrate tooth enamel to seal and stop the spread of tooth decay. Read more.
See how innovative composite fabrics can protect houses from the radiant heat and direct flames of wildfires. Watch the video.
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Pioneering the latest developments in materials science is just one way researchers at Case Western Reserve think beyond the possible. Learn how university researchers are taking “what ifs” to what’s next.