Moth eyes drink in light. So scientists are copying the nanostructures on those eyes to make better solar panels.
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Materials scientist Brian Pillay designed a elephant tusk brace out of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and polymer resin.
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Researchers have developed a polymer skin that senses pressure, temperature, and sound---all at once.
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Every time a new advance in metamaterials cloaking comes along, you read about how science is creating Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak. It’s not.
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Despite graphene’s impressive resume, no one has quite figured out what the stuff is good for.
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