MIT engineers led by Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao have designed a double-sided tape that can seal tissues in just five seconds. The tape could eventually replace surgical sutures, which don’t work well in all tissues and can cause complications in some patients.
Heat that escapes or enters windows accounts for roughly 30% of the energy used to heat and cool buildings. Researchers are developing a variety of window technologies that could prevent this massive loss of energy.
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