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A Micro-Muscular Break Through

Vanadium dioxide is poised to join the pantheon of superstars in the materials world. Already prized for its extraordinary ability to change size, shape...

New material mimics calamari skin, is invisible to infrared cameras

What can the U.S. military learn from a common squid? A lot about how to hide from enemies, according to researchers at UC Irvine’s...

Not-weak knots bolster carbon fiber’s allure

Large flakes of graphene oxide are the essential ingredient in a new recipe for robust carbon fiber created at Rice University. The fiber spun at...

Self-healing electronics hold promise

When one tiny circuit within an integrated chip cracks or fails, the whole chip – or even the whole device – is a loss....

‘Greening’ your flat screen TV

Electronic products pollute our environment with a number of heavy metals before, during and after they're used. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 70% of heavy metals in landfill come from discarded electronics. With flat screen TVs getting bigg...

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