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October 8, 2015

Building A Better Magnesium Battery

Batteries: Adding lithium salt to the electrolyte helps extend the battery’s lifetime

October 5, 2015

Nanoparticles Find And Repair Cracks In Electronics

Nanomaterials: Self-propelling particles that patch circuit wiring offer a simple way to fix broken electronics

October 5, 2015

Sunblock Sticks To Skin Instead Of Soaking In

Materials Science: Protein-binding bioadhesive nanoparticles provide better UV protection than conventional sunscreens

October 2, 2015

Stem Cells Look Good On Paper

Biomaterials: Engineered porous cellulose films encourage stem cells to develop into heart tissue

October 2, 2015

Copolymer Helps Make Flexible Li-Ion Battery Electrodes

Electrochemistry: Conductive block copolymer improves vanadium pentoxide cathodes’ mechanical and electrochemical properties

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