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Using AI to design new complex metamaterials with useful properties

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Researchers have discovered how the electronic properties of the photoelectrode bismuth vanadate change when it gets wet.

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By studying how sheets of graphene slide over a graphite surface, researchers have come up with a new law of friction.

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By taking advantage of nanoscale forces, researchers have developed a method for precisely controlling the arrangement of nanoparticles on a material.

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For the first time, researchers formed a rare-earth complex on a gold surface and then rotated it with a scanning tunneling microscope.

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Water-repellent smart sensor alerts when wearer is drowning

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Some materials retain memory of previous stretching

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Fast water desalination helped by new type of membrane

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Using a novel microscopy technique, researchers have tracked the movement of lithium ions inside a promising new battery material in real time.

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Researchers have developed a way to engineer the surfaces of materials that makes them both hydrophilic and very slippery.

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