Chemistry

  1. Chemistry

    Pencil Thin

    Wispy sheets of carbon could be the next microscale construction material.

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  2. Chemistry

    Spinning Clay into Cotton

    Adding clay to cotton fibers can keep cotton from readily bursting into flame when heated.

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  3. Chemistry

    Cooking up superhard diamonds

    Popping diamonds into a high-pressure oven can make these hard minerals even harder.

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  4. Chemistry

    Gooey Secrets of Mussel Power

    By learning how mussels stick, scientists may find a way to make them come unstuck.

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  5. Chemistry

    Unscrambling a Gem of a Mystery

    A new method can pinpoint which mine an emerald came from.

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  6. Chemistry

    How a Gecko Defies Gravity

    A gecko's tight grip on walls and ceilings suggests new types of sticky materials.

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  7. Tech

    A micro-dose of your own medicine

    Medicine-delivering microchips implanted in the body could replace some injections and pills.

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  8. Chemistry

    Worm Jaws Have Metal Power

    Studying the jaws of marine worms may lead scientists to better ways of making synthetic materials.

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  9. Chemistry

    Sticking Around with Gecko Tape

    A lizard's sticky feet inspire a strong new adhesive.

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