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MIT develops wetsuit material inspired by beavers

Authored By Ryan Whitwam
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Animals that spend a lot of time in the water have various mechanisms to keep themselves warm and dry, and researchers at MIT are looking at the way furry semiaquatic mammals do it […]

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Squid proteins help create self-healing fabrics

Authored By Ryan Whitwam

Imagine you just tore your favorite pair of pants. You’d have to spend some time with a needle and thread to have any hope of salvaging them, and you need to actually be […]

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3D printers can now print with hemp, beer, and coffee

Authored By Ryan Whitwam
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Most 3D printers use plastic, which usually isn’t the most environmentally friendly material available. Most forms of plastic are made from hydrocarbons like oil, and they don’t break down when you’re done with […]

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Gorilla Glass 5 could save your next phone from drops

Authored By Ryan Whitwam
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If you have a smartphone, odds are good that you’re touching Corning Gorilla Glass every day. This chemically strengthened glass has become a staple of the mobile industry. The last big update to […]

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New nanocrystal material turns infrared into visible light

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Humans can’t see into the infrared like some animals, but we may soon be able to easily convert infrared into light we can see. Researchers from Germany have succeeded in creating a new […]

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