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October 18, 2017

2-D materials make photodetectors ultra-efficient

Stacking ultrathin transition metal dichalcogenides improves devices’ ability to convert light into electrical signals

October 16, 2017

Engineered bacteria build microstructures on their own

Microbe-built domes coated with gold nanoparticles can serve as simple pressure sensors

October 16, 2017

3-D printing: A tool for production

Interest from manufacturers and big chemical companies shows that 3-D printing isn’t just for hobbyists

October 16, 2017

Liquid MOFs debut

Framework compound retains crystal structure and porosity in a high-temperature liquid state

October 16, 2017

Microneedle skin patch fights fat

The patch slowly and safely releases a drug that transforms white fat to brown in mice

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