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09.18.16
Artificial molecules fight drug-resistant 'superbugs'
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Artificial molecules fight drug-resistant 'superbugs'

Two discoveries suggest that you can kill stubborn bacteria with synthetic composites.

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01.23.16
Scientists figure out how to create affordable smart windows
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Scientists figure out how to create affordable smart windows

They believe a rubbery polymer can lower people's energy and heating bills.

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01.18.16
This color-changing polymer warns of tiny damage you can't see
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This color-changing polymer warns of tiny damage you can't see

The material houses microscopic color-changing capsules that turn red for cracks and damage invisible to the human eye.

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10.18.15
Scientists make an artificial heart out of foam
10.18.15

Scientists make an artificial heart out of foam

Cornell's new foam heart is a peek at a future of softer, smarter transplants.

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08.28.15
Watch this self-healing material handle a bullet
08.28.15

Watch this self-healing material handle a bullet

NASA-funded research has created a material that could self-heal in seconds. Two layers of solid p...

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08.16.15
Color-changing helmets could warn you about head injuries
08.16.15

Color-changing helmets could warn you about head injuries

If researchers have their way, your bike or football helmet could tell others that you've suffered a head injury.

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