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November 21, 2016

Will the artificial leaf sprout to combat climate change?

Technology to produce fuels from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide faces scientific and economic challenges

November 16, 2016

A healable polymer for stretchable electronics

Intrinsically stretchy semiconductor has promise for wearable sensors and displays

November 15, 2016

Hyperlens lights a new path to nanofabrication

Metamaterial lens beats diffraction limit and could bolster photolithography

November 14, 2016

Two-faced fabric separates oil from emulsions

Cotton coated with cleverly designed polymer could find use cleaning up oil spills

November 14, 2016

Whispering microresonators detect absorption spectra of individual nanoparticles

New method expands range of materials for which ultrasensitive measurements can be made

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