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August 15, 2017

Paperthin device produces electricity from the slowest human motions

The device could someday be integrated into fabric to power electronic devices

August 15, 2017

Organic semiconductor film enhances Raman signals

Substrate boosts signal even without metals, but adding metals multiplies the effect

August 8, 2017

How to create materials that mimic Mother Nature

Harvard materials chemist Joanna Aizenberg says there’s been an evolution to her approach

August 8, 2017

Frozen fish embryos warm up better with nanorods

New technique uses gold nanoparticles to improve viability of frozen zebrafish embryos

August 7, 2017

Magnetic fields cause microcubes to respond like mini robots

Strategy for remotely controlling the motions of microscopic particles could hasten development of artificial muscle and biomimetic devices

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