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Polymer Chemistry

Models explain changes in cooking meat

By treating meat as a network of flexible polymers surrounded by flowing moisture, computer models can accurately predict how much it will shrink when cooked. Meat is no ordinary solid. Made up of complex networks of moisture-saturated…

Better, safer batteries

A new battery chemistry promises safer high-voltage lithium-ion batteriesCredit: © 2020 Yamada et al. For the first time, researchers who explore the physical and chemical properties of electrical energy storage have found a new…

Made to degrade (eventually)

Marine biodegradable plastics with high strength and water resistance developed from starch and celluloseCredit: Osaka University The main cause of marine debris accumulation is the dumping of plastic waste into the oceans, as most…