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DSM Science and Technology Award Americas 2015 goes to Stephen Ma for breakthrough research in polymer wrinkling

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announced that the DSM Science & Technology Award Americas 2015 has been awarded to Stephen Ma from the University of Delaware, USA. The award recognizes the development of a highly original wrinkling technique to make patterns on the surface of a polymer. This new system could have the potential to open up whole new application fields, ranging from creating artificial tissues, anti-fouling surfaces, optical coatings to tunable lenses.

Puppeteering Faces

Putting words in someone's mouth - is this meanwhile possible?
A group of scientists from Erlangen, Stanford, and Saarbrücken can transfer the facial expressions and lip movements of one person to the video stream of another in real time, whereas gestures and head movements remain unchanged. Thanks to the efficiency of the algorithms, this can be performed with standard computer hardware.

Impact-resistant polycarbonate from Covestro utilized in Lear Corporation battery chargers

In the U.S., the electric vehicle market continues to experience significant growth, accounting for 39 percent of global electric vehicle sales in 2014, according to the International Council on Clean Transportation. Product innovation is one of the key factors driving EV adoption, as advances in charging equipment and infrastructure are encouraging more U.S. drivers to choose sustainable options. Polycarbonates from Covestro – formerly Bayer MaterialScience – are playing a critical role in the development of effective, cost-efficient charging equipment for electric vehicles.

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