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May 24, 2017

Artificial melanin gets into the skin

Polydopamine nanoparticles could protect skin cells from DNA damage caused by ultraviolet radiation

May 22, 2017

Artificial ovary restores fertility in mice

3-D printed scaffold with tight angles and small pores stabilizes ovarian follicles

May 17, 2017

Electroplated batteries store more energy

A new process for making pure battery electrodes improves performance

May 17, 2017

Stretchy material creates dynamic holograms

Metamaterial hologram displays a series of images as it’s stretched

May 15, 2017

‘Flat water’ provides a battery boost

Atomically thin liquid layers could help 2-D materials improve energy-storage devices

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