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Probing for biological polymorphs

(Phys.org) —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 ...

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 ...

dateMar 04, 2010 in Materials Science
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Monitoring heavy metals using mussels

A research team in Malaysia has concluded that caged mussels are useful for monitoring heavy metal contamination in coastal waters in the Strait of Johore. Initial results indicate more pollution in the eastern ...

dateSep 22, 2014 in Environment
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Mussels cramped by environmental factors

The fibrous threads helping mussels stay anchored – in spite of waves that sometimes pound the shore with a force equivalent to a jet liner flying at 600 miles per hour – are more prone to snap when ocean ...

dateFeb 16, 2013 in Ecology
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