Newly discovered polymer could make shattered screens a thing of the past
20 December, 2017, 01:32 | Author: Juana Mckenzie
A tough, clear plastic that can be fixed with a squeeze of the hand when it cracks has been accidentally discovered by scientists in Japan. This lack of conduction was why the "self-healing" materials on the LG G Flex 2 were only used for the case rather than the screen. University of Tokyo graduate student Yu Yanagisawa was planning on making the substance into a glue, but discovered the polymer's unusual qualities after noticing the edges would bond again after being cut. Professor Takuzo from the University of Tokyo published a study in Science called "Mechanically robust, readily repairable polymers via tailored non-covalent cross-linking", this new glass is called "polyether-thioureas" and will be able to heal itself with only the pressure from our hands.
Researchers said that the high mechanical strength and healing abilities tend to be mutually exclusive.
NBC considering revival of 'The Office' Citing sources, the website said the new show would feature a combination of returning cast members and newcomers. According to a report from TVLine , NBC is set to revive The Office for the 2018-2019 TV season.
In an interview with NHK, Yanagisawa said that he repeated his experiments multiple times to confirm his findings. The new discovery could be revolutionary to the smartphone manufacturers, as broken display glass is one of the major problem faced by smartphone users.
'Expanding the range of healable materials is an important challenge for sustainable societies. "In most cases, heating to high temperatures, on the order of 120°C or more, to reorganize their cross-linked networks, is necessary for the fractured portions to fix".
'This is because their polymer chains are heavily entangled and diffuse too sluggishly to unite fractured surfaces within reasonable timescales. "In most cases, heating to high temperatures, on the order of 120 degrees Celsius or more, to reorganize their cross-linked networks is necessary for the fractured portions to fix". As grad student Yu Yanagisawa was preparing to use the polymer as a glue, he found that edges that had been cut would start to bind with each other, forming a sheet with only mild compression in about 30 seconds.
Dundee and Aberdeen are the two British cities most likely to enjoy a White Christmas this year, according to the bookies. It's the warmest day we've seen since December 6th, nearly two weeks ago, but unfortunately it's not going to last.
In another major snack company acquisition, Campbell Soup Co.is gobbling up Snyder's-Lance Inc . for $4.87 billion. Driscoll, the former CEO of Diamond Foods and a member of Snyder's-Lance's board, was named his successor in June.
While the emphasis will be on those overtime periods, this game was a microcosm of the Thunder's season as a whole. Russell Westbrook was able to get the last laugh when after the game was over, waving to Embiid in return.
There are NO AFRICAN AMERICAN MAJORITY OWNERS IN THE NFL! Richardson had previously said that the team would be sold when he died. Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson says he will sell the team at the end of this season over sexual misconduct allegations.
A victor had been expected to be announced on Sunday, but owing to long delays, the vote had been pushed back repeatedly. Zuma has faced allegations of corruption since he became head of state in 2009 but has denied any wrongdoing.
Slamming the resolution as an "insult", she said, "What we witnessed here today in the Security Council is an insult". He stressed that this veto would lead to further isolation of the USA and was a provocation of the global community.
We noted yesterday that many retailers like Best Buy , Walmart , and B&H are all out of stock when it comes to AirPods inventory. It would be weird for Apple to start selling a new charging case mere months before refreshing the full product.
Gas prices have decreased 28.9 cents from last month's average and have decreased by 10 cents from last year's average. Though the gas price will be the highest in years, it's also down from where prices were at Thanksgiving.
Insider and imposter attacks are a near mainstay for Afghan and US troops in the fight against the Taliban and ISIS. Sarwari said the attack set off heavy clashes in which scores of Taliban attackers were driven away.
Byram's police chief, Luke Thompson, encouraged him to return when he was 21 to apply to become an official part of the force. For the rest of us, if you see the Grinch and Max, give the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office a call at 316-660-5300.
In Spain , there are no strikes planned for pilots but ground staff unions have not ruled out action on 30 December. The dispute is about winning independent representation for pilots in the company, Impact said.
Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be milder than normal for December, with highs of 35 and 40, respectively. This snowstorm will move across Southwestern Montana overnight Friday but will dissipate early Saturday morning.
WWE Announces First Ever Women's Royal Rumble for 2018
This absolutely rules, and means the January 28th card is gonna feature two Rumble matches, which ain't even remotely a bad thing. Stephanie McMahon announced on RAW that the 2018 Royal Rumble will host the first ever all-female contest of its kind.
Pop Star Jonghyun Of SHINee Dies At 27
The Korea Herald said the singer was taken to hospital after being found unconscious in an apartment in Seoul . In South Korea, it is known as a common way of suicide as the substance releases carbon monoxide.
Winter session: both the houses adjourned till 18th December
The winter session this time was delayed due to assembly elections in Gujarat. "PM must clarify in the Parliament ", he said. There have been several occasions in the past when the session has not been held in time and for its usual duration.