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September 18, 2017

Gold nanoparticles form mirror that can be switched on and off

Metamaterial device reversibly changes its optical properties in response to voltage changes

September 18, 2017

New route to glowing and magnetic fabrics

Technique makes ‘functional’ cotton fibers without genetic engineering

September 18, 2017

Fillable polymer microparticles offer a new means for delivering vaccines

Injected microparticles release contents at preprogrammed dosage times on the basis of polymer composition

September 14, 2017

Electronics take shape

A mechanically active ink allows flat, 3-D-printed electronic components to spontaneously fold

September 13, 2017

Quantum computing goes beyond hydrogen and helium

IBM system calculates ground states of lithium hydride and beryllium hydride

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