mechanical processes

New impulses for laser-based glass processing

Today, laser-based glass processing is state-of-the-art in many industrial sectors. But still this technology field is highly dynamic. Innovative process…

Proteins Pull Together as Cells Divide

Like a surgeon separating conjoined twins, cells have to be careful to get everything just right when they divide in two. Otherwise, the resulting daughter…

The mechanics of tissue growth

When the body forms new tissues during the healing process, cells must be able to communicate with each other. For years, scientists believed this…

UIC Engineers to Develop Models for 'Self-Healing' Materials

While prototypes of materials that self-seal cracks in buildings, roadways, airplanes, spacecraft and other devices are now under development, engineers still…