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‘Fly-Eyes’ Could Reduce Glass Fogging

Fly eyes see perfectly fine in moist environments. Gray Squirrel Tactics Inspire Deceptive Robot.   An anti-fog coating modeled on the nano-structure of a fly eye could one day be

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Cyborg Beetles Sport Nerve-Gas Sensors

All-carbon devices made from nanotubes and graphene can be attached to a wide variety of surfaces, including plants, insects, paper, clothes, and human skin. Science fiction books, novels and television

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World’s Smallest Image ‘Nano-Chiseled’ from Polymer

That patterning method used a heated silicon probe to evaporate the material in the substrate, leaving behind the desired pattern in 3D. In the popular “Deus Ex” video game series,

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Super ‘Sticky’ Geckskin Adhesive Coming Soon

Geckskin is able to stick to anything that’s vaguely smooth. Newly established Makira Natural Park is now Madagascar’s largest protected area. The hope is that the park will protect hundreds

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‘Chameleon’ Crystals Change Color and Shape

“Dwarf squid are the smallest squid species in the world,” Monterey Bay Aquarium aquarist Chris Payne told Discovery News. In addition to this petite creature, the new exhibit features a

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For Bulk Graphene, Add Detergent and Blend

The first graphene was made by pulling layers off of graphite using Scotch tape. Now, in keeping with the low-tech origins of the material, a team at Trinity College Dublin

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Nanostructures Offer Medical Images Without X-Rays

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)have developed a recipe for creating a nearly perfect compound semiconductor that could lead to more efficient photovoltaics, safe and high-resolution biological

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What Does an Atom Sound Like?

Scientists have figured out how to interact with an artificial atom using sound. While other teams have connected tiny membranes or strings to atoms, this is the first time they’ve

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Iridescent Wings Inspire Counterfeit-Proof Tech

To stop identity thieves and counterfeiters, a group of researchers is looking for inspiration from an unlikely source: butterflies. In order to attract a mate, the male Pierella luna butterfly

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Breakthrough: DNA ‘Wire’ Carries Electric Current

The promise of molecular electronics gets hoisted up the flagpole periodically, but now an international team of researchers based out of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem claim to have made