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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

A sample of the new 2D polymer material 2DPA-1, as well as some of its potential applications

Scientists create ultra-thin material that’s two times stronger than steel

Polymers, such as plastics, are made up of chains of units called monomers. Although these chains are one-dimensional, they can be shaped into three-dimensional objects through manufacturing methods like injection molding. With that said, polymer scientists have long tried to grow polymers into Read More...

Helostoma temminkii, a species of tropical ray-finned fishes

Fish talk: study confirms that most fish use sound to communicate

While sound may not be the first thing to come to mind when we think of fish, it is actually a key element of communication for the vast majority of fish species. That is according to scientists at Cornell University, who have recently discovered that about two-thirds of all fish species in the Read More...

Modern digital in the ear hearing aid for deafness and the hard of hearing patients.

This novel hearing aid works like a contact lens for the ears

Although hearing aids can be helpful at improving auditory sensations in people with hearing problems, most of these devices use a tiny speaker that channels sound down the ear canal — this often means that the technology tends to amplify all sounds, including gusts of wind that may blow into the Read More...

Exercising in the cold could b

Exercising in the cold could boost body’s ability to burn fat

The winter holidays are the perfect time to relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones. Unfortunately, it’s also a time where people tend to eat too much and exercise too little. If you need to burn off some fat after the winter holidays, a new study suggests that working out in the winter Read More...

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Artificial retina may treat one of the main causes of vision loss in adults

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that gets worse over time and can lead to total blindness in its later stages, making it one of the leading causes of vision loss in older people. A new treatment developed by researchers in Spain holds real potential to treat this Read More...