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Sonic Experiment

By | January 29, 2015

An artist takes advantage of muscle-mimicking polymers to manipulate sounds.

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Dermatologically Derived

By | April 1, 2014

Inspired by turkey skin, researchers devise a bacteriophage-based sensor whose color changes upon binding specific molecules.

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Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface

By | November 26, 2013

A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.

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Snapshots of Shifting Bonds

By | June 3, 2013

Researchers use atomic force microscopy to produce stunning images of a molecule reconfiguring its atomic bonds.  

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DNA Is a Flame Retardant

By | March 13, 2013

Cotton cloth coated with DNA from herring sperm does not burn.

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Spider-Man Science

By | February 27, 2013

A team of physics students in the U.K. have worked out that spider silk could be strong and tough enough to stop a moving train.

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DNA Bricks

By | November 29, 2012

Researchers design and build nanoscale structures out of Lego-like DNA bricks.

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