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June 29, 2015

New Contact Lens Coating For Fighting Eye Infections

Biomaterials: An easy dipping process coats disposable lenses with a robust, invisible antimicrobial polymer film

June 29, 2015

Lego To Replace Oil-Based Plastics



Environment: Danish toy maker will invest $150 million, hire more than 100 people to develop sustainable plastics for its signature product

June 29, 2015

Editing Oxygen Out Of Carbohydrates

Bioprocessing: Deleting C–O bonds from sugar-derived polyols leads to valuable chiral synthetic building blocks

June 29, 2015

Sticking Spiny Silicon Nanowires To Soft Tissue

Materials: Silicon spicules bolster nanowire interfaces with biomaterials

June 29, 2015

Iron Oxides Exhibit Greater Complexity

Geochemistry: Redox chemistry in Earth’s interior may be more complex than thought

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