A new technology lets researchers use metal to create nature-inspired surfaces with unique powers, including rose petals' water-repelling ability.
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War refugees from Syria and Iraq show biomarkers for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems, a new study shows.
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Researchers have used femto-second laser pulses to etch nano-sized designs onto black metal, turning it into a solar energy absorber.
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Like a chameleon changing color in response to its environment, researchers have found a way to use heat to change the surface structure of liquid metal.
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Love gold but not how heavy it is? Researchers used plastic to create an incredibly lightweight 18-carat gold that weighs about five to 10 times less.
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Understanding why platinum is the best catalyst for splitting water could lead to cheaper ways to make hydrogen fuel.
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