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All Stories by Shi En Kim
When coated onto jeans, a plant-based polymer reduces water and cuts the amount of toxic chemicals needed.
To climb walls, robot feet need to alternately stick and let go. A novel adhesive can do that. Its stickiness is controlled by electric fields.
A fluorescent polymer duo boosts the efficiency of solar cells. One day this material may coat your jacket, hat or backpack to provide power on the go.
Known as the seal louse, this tiny insect can survive deep oceanic dives on its mobile home, a marine mammal.