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Poynting effect of brain matter in torsion
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019-06-13)
We investigate experimentally and model theoretically the mechanical behaviour of brain matter in torsion. Using a strain-controlled rheometer, we perform torsion tests on fresh porcine brain samples. We quantify the torque ...
The influence of surface composition of carbon nanotubes on the photobioelectrochemical activity of thylakoid bioanodes mediated by osmium-complex modified redox polymer
A combination of photosynthetic biocatalysts with high surface area conductive materials mediated by an osmium-complex modified redox polymer (OsRP) holds promising features for the development of sustainable "green" systems ...
Using the Agile software development lifecycle to develop a standalone application for generating colour magnitude diagrams
Virtual observatories allow the means by which an astronomer is able to discover, access, and process data seamlessly, regardless of its physical location. However, steep learning curves are often required to become ...
Cytotoxicity and ROS production of novel Pt(IV) oxaliplatin derivatives with indole propionic acid
The coordination of biologically active moieties to the axial positions of Pt(IV) derivatives of Pt(II) anticancer drugs allows the co-delivery and simultaneous activation of two pro-drugs for combination therapy. Pt(IV) ...
Game-based learning to engage students with physics and astronomy using a board game
(IGI Global, 2019)
In this research article, the authors developed a novel astronomy board game and examined how this approach could facilitate the learning and teaching of astronomy topics covered in the new Irish Science Syllabus. A total ...
Testing the validity of a mechanism describing the oxidation of binary n-heptane/toluene mixtures at engine operating conditions
The aim of this work is to evaluate the influence of the n-heptane/toluene ratio on the reactivity of binary toluene reference fuels (TRFs), through a combined experimental and numerical work. Novel experimental ignition ...
Influence of initial residual stress on growth and pattern creation for a layered aorta
(Nature Research, 2019-06-03)
Residual stress is ubiquitous and indispensable in most biological and artificial materials, where it sustains and optimizes many biological and functional mechanisms. The theory of volume growth, starting from a stress-free ...
Pathogenic bacteria in our oceans' shellfish
(Microbiology Society, 2019-02)
Mussels, oysters, clams – some of the most appetising culinary dishes, such as moules-frites, feature shellfish. These foods are considered healthy as they are fresh from the ocean, but looks can be deceiving.
Multi-sector approximation method for arteries: the residual stresses of circumferential rings with non-trivial openings
(The Royal Society, 2019-07-24)
The opening angle method is a popular choice in biomechanics to estimate residual stresses in arteries. Experimentally, it means that an artery is cut into rings; then the rings are cut axially or radially allowing them ...
Tension lines of the skin
(Springer, Cham, 2019-05-29)
Skin tension lines are natural lines of tension that occur within the skin as a result of growth and remodeling mechanisms. Researchers have been aware of their existence and their surgical implications for over 150 years. ...