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Probing for biological polymorphs

( —Humans have devised many amazing and versatile materials (such as plastic and steel) that do not exist in nature. On the other hand, nature has created structures and substances that materials scientists and ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Mussels -- material artists with grip

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and collaborators at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Chicago believe they have uncovered the basis how marine mussels ...

dateMar 04, 2010 in Materials Science
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