Chemist Hatice Mutlu applies zero-waste methods to create biodegradable polymers that can be used perpetually.
Machine learning helps create polymer electrolyte for batteries
Automated molecule design through machine learning helps scientists identify and synthesize a new polymer electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries.
Molecular barcodes could help fight counterfeiting
Researchers in France look to polymer chemistry to create materials with molecular tags that can be uniquely identified.
César Rodriguez-Emmenegger: “Be passionate, creative, and bold”
Through innovative, interdisciplinary work, chemist César Rodriguez-Emmenegger is seeking a way to communicate with biological systems.
Gecko feet-inspired dry adhesive could stick around
Inspired by microscopic hairs on gecko feet, scientists in South Korea have developed a shape-memory polymer that acts as a dry adhesive.
Science in pictures
From boosterless vaccine platforms to goopy 2D inks and color-changing crystals, here are some of the most striking images collected from our journals.
Computer simulations pave the way for improved mRNA vaccines
Molecular dynamics offer ways to improve lipid-based therapeutic delivery systems.
Pioneers in Science: Hermann Staudinger
A century on from his groundbreaking paper on polymerization, Advanced Science News takes a look at the life and work of Nobel Laureate, Hermann Staudinger.
Light-Powered Robotic Snails
How a light-powered snail is addressing scalability in robotics.
Functional Natural and Synthetic Polymers
Macromolecular Rapid Communications highlights the latest advances on functional polymers.