A method to make plastic conductive and more transparent could improve large touchscreens, LED light panels, and window-mounted infrared solar cells.
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A new formula for ultrafast insulin could work in much less time than the current stuff, according to research with pigs.
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A new study helps to reconcile a Nobel Prize-winning theory with experiments on how solids melt.
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Scientists think quantum coherence may play a role in photosynthesis. A new study shows it can offer a roadmap to better solar cells.
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Using 3D fabrication, researchers develop novel nuclear materials that optimize both accident tolerance and performance.
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Light-responsive biomaterials, such as the 2D nanosheets, "have a strong potential for developing the next generation of noninvasive, precise, and controllable medical devices."
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A new device the size of a grain of rice could electrically stimulate the brain. It could potentially help treat depression, Parkinson's, and more.
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A new kind of concrete could let roads and bridges "heal" after cracking. That could cut down the costs and frequency of road repairs.
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