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August 29, 2016

Hydrogel burn dressing promises painless removal

Bandage dissolves on demand, thanks to thiol-reactive linkers in gel

August 29, 2016

Enlisting fungi to recycle lithium-ion batteries

Fungi-produced acids could leach lithium and other metals from batteries in a ‘greener’ recycling method

August 29, 2016

Group says sunscreen makers cheat on SPF labels

Environmental Working Group calls for FDA investigation of ingredients and testing methods

August 26, 2016

New method produces electricity from the salinity difference between low- and high-salt solutions

ACS Meeting News: New method produces electricity from the salinity difference between low- and high-salt solutions

August 25, 2016

Protective fabric fixes itself with help from squid proteins

Researchers coat fabrics with multilayer films containing self-repairing squid protein and toxin-degrading enzymes

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