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Although most 3D printers produce objects from inorganic matter, an international team of scientists has developed a way for their prints to take on a life of their own.

A key part of designing semiconductors is engineering them with built-in strain, which changes the semi-conductors’ optical and electrical properties. That’s old news for standard, 3D semiconductors. But now, researchers have found a way to engineer strain into cutting-edge two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor materials.

An inadvertent discovery may open up new doors for advanced nickel catalysts.

Peering inside living cells just got a little easier. A new ultrasound probe allows researchers to see down to the nanoscale within cells in real time without staining or dyes.

Concrete has been a mainstay in construction for millennia. Most forms of concrete, however, have an unordered structure. Although concrete’s tremendous compressive strength allows it to be used in dams and bridges, this lack of a fixed structure takes a toll on concrete’s elasticity and flexural strength.

Hydrogels aren’t typically known for their toughness, but a new biomimetic material that combines hydrogel with Kevlar nanofibers rivals human cartilage in strength.

A new version of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology allows researchers to alter the genome not by slicing and dicing it, but by activating desirable genes.

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