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The secrets of octopus suckers

(Phys.org) —Research published today in the Royal Society journal Interface investigates how octopus suckers help them attach to surfaces and examines how artificial sucker-like materials compare.

Nov 28, 2013 4 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Stamping out low cost nanodevices

(PhysOrg.com) -- A simple technique for stamping patterns invisible to the human eye onto a special class of nanomaterials provides a new, cost-effective way to produce novel devices in areas ranging from ...

May 31, 2011 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

Engineering plants for biofuels

With increasing demands for sustainable energy, being able to cost-efficiently produce biofuels from plant biomass is more important than ever. However, lignin and hemicelluloses present in certain plants ...

Nov 26, 2012 3.3 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast