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Plastics and the curse of durability

Plastic is an indispensable part of everyday life. Bottles, bags, packaging and technical molded parts made of plastic are lightweight and resistant to water and decay. While such qualities are highly valued during usage, ...

dateMay 03, 2017 in Materials Science
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Lab breakthrough in 3-D printing of glass

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and academic collaborators have demonstrated the synthesis of transparent glass through 3-D printing, a development that could ultimately lead to altering the design and structure ...

dateMay 03, 2017 in Materials Science
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Biology's need for speed tolerates a few mistakes

Biology must be in a hurry. In balancing speed and accuracy to duplicate DNA, produce proteins and carry out other processes, evolution has apparently determined that speed is of higher priority, according to Rice University ...

dateMay 02, 2017 in Biochemistry
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