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The strain created by growing 2D crystals over 3D objects can be used to tailor the crystals' optoelectronic properties.

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By incorporating liquid metal droplets into an elastomer, researchers have created a highly stretchable, soft, multi-functional composite.

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Scientists have discovered that the elasticity of gels arises from the packing of clusters of particles, dubbed locally glassy clusters, in the gels.

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Nanocubes coated with single-stranded DNA chains assemble into an unusual ‘zigzag’ arrangement that has never been observed before.

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The gas separation ability of metal-organic frameworks can be greatly improved by using rapid heat treatment to make their lattice structure rigid.

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By permanently stressing graphene with a novel laser technique, researchers have been able to provide it with the largest ever band gap.

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A nanocomposite that combines polymer nanofibers and boron nitride nanosheets could make a superior dielectric material for flexible electronics.

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penguin feathers and polar bear fur hold the key for designing effective thermal insulating materials

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hierarchical structure of horse's hoof inspires energy-absorbing, impact-resistant materials

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Cardiac patch that can be placed directly onto the heart for treatment of heart disease

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