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November 6, 2017

Imaging lithium dendrite growth via cryo-electron microscopy

Method preserves and reveals structure and composition details obscured by standard microscopy methods

November 6, 2017

Making invisible inks more invisible

Simple process converts MOF in invisible ink to luminescent nanocrystals, providing reversible invisibility

November 6, 2017

Nanotextured glass becomes 'invisible'

Etching nanoscale patterns into glass gives it antireflective properties

November 1, 2017

Mussels’ iron grip inspires strong and stretchy polymer

Iron-catechol cross-links used by the seafood favorite to cling to rocks help chemists create innovative material

October 31, 2017

Giving needle-free flu vaccines a shot

Despite a setback in developing injection-free delivery methods, some strategies are showing promise

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