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PolyU designs innovative “Smart Scar-Care” pad to create a “scar-less” world
27-April-2017

An innovative "Smart Scar-Care" pad which serves the dual functions of reinforcing pressure and occlusion has been designed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to treat hypertrophic scars from burns, surgeries and trauma.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Technology
 
Compact fibre optic apparatus shines light on breath analysis in real-time
27-April-2017

Affordable gas sensor setup developed by Tohoku University team monitors trace levels of health-indicating chemicals, paving the way for future non-invasive studies.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Technology
 
From abundant hydrocarbons to rare spin liquids
27-April-2017

Fuel such as petrol is made up of hydrocarbons - a family of molecules consisting entirely of carbon and hydrogen. Pigment and dye, coal and tar are made up of hydrocarbons too.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
New Model Could Help Predict Major Earthquakes
27-April-2017

A Nagoya University-led team reveals the mechanisms behind different earthquakes at a plate boundary on the west coast of South America, shedding light on historical seismic events and potentially aiding prediction of the future risk from these natural disasters.

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Contact: Koomi Sung Institution: Nagoya University Category: Science
 
Nano-notch sends self-assembling polymers into a spiral
25-April-2017

Template modification could speed up the fabrication of sensing substrates and other novel structures.

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Contact: Alison Hadley Institution: IOP Publishing Category: Technology
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