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Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes

( —Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University, have developed ...

dateApr 22, 2014 in Materials Science
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Bending the light with a tiny chip

( —Imagine that you are in a meeting with coworkers or at a gathering of friends. You pull out your cell phone to show a presentation or a video on YouTube. But you don't use the tiny screen; your phone projects ...

dateMar 10, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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'Milking' brown recluse spiders for silk

( —Rabbit, a brown-recluse spider, is fastened to the proverbial treadmill in Hannes Schniepp's Nanomaterials & Imaging lab. She is restrained but relaxed. Her spinnerets are churning out exquisite ribbons of silk. ...

dateMar 10, 2014 in Materials Science
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