Materials Science

  1. Tech

    Lighting goes digital

    Brighter and more efficient, LED lights are on the horizon.

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  2. Tech

    Switchable Lenses Improve Vision

    Special lenses that automatically focus can help people wearing eyeglasses see more clearly.

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  3. Tech

    Fog Buster

    A special coating can prevent misty windows and reduce screen glare.

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  4. Tech

    Inspired by nature

    Researchers are applying lessons learned from butterflies, beetles, mussels, and other creatures to problems of human survival.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    A framework for growing bone

    A promising new material could help encourage damaged or broken bones to grow back.

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  6. Chemistry

    Sticking Around with Gecko Tape

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

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