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3D printing with cellulose made easier and cheaper.

Scientists have discovered that "layer-edge-states" are responsible for the high efficiencies seen with 2D layered hybrid perovskites.

Using several analytical techniques, scientists have studied what happens when sodium ions are inserted into and extracted from an iron sulfide electrode.

Diabetes patients could soon benefit from novel blood glucose sensors made by depositing zinc oxide nanostructures on a stainless steel base.

Scientists have shown that covering surfaces with nanocones confers anti-fogging properties on them.

Researchers have found a way to remotely control the order in which a 2D sheet folds itself into a 3D structure using different wavelengths of light.

The deadline is Monday 13 March 2017.

The deadline is Monday 13 March 2017.

A new acoustic metamaterial can bend, shape and focus sound waves as they pass through it, potentially transforming medical imaging and personal audio.

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A highly porous ceramic foam ink helps control structure of 3D printed materials.

A novel metamaterial film can cool objects by reflecting incoming solar energy while also allowing the surface to shed its own heat.

Hair of blue tarantulas shows how to produce structurally colored materials.

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Inspired by natural adhesive materials, scientists have developed a synthetic version that can be controlled remotely using UV light.

A new metamaterial can be easily manipulated to alter the stiffness of its surface by orders of magnitude, from rubber to steel.

A new computational design strategy can pinpoint optimal materials for coating the cathode in lithium-ion batteries to protect it from degradation.

A new oxidatively-modified carbon material is highly efficient at absorbing radioactive metal cations such as cesium and strontium.

A titanium surface covered in fluorinated nanotubes can repel blood and so could reduce blood clotting by medical implants.

Structural defects and jagged surfaces of nanoparticles shown to be key to catalysis.

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