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Stable 'superoxide' opens the door to a new class of batteries

While lithium-ion batteries have transformed our everyday lives, researchers are currently trying to find new chemistries that could offer even better energy possibilities. One of these chemistries, lithium-air, could promise greater energy density but has certain drawbacks as well.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2016

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Researchers control cell adhesion using light

In order to get a little closer towards unravelling the mystery of cell adhesion, chemists developed a model system where they are able to control when and where cells adhere to in an extremely precise way.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2016

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Shiny fish skin inspires nanoscale light reflectors

A nature-inspired method to model the reflection of light from the skin of silvery fish and other organisms may be possible. Such a technique may be applicable to developing better broadband reflectors and custom multi-spectral filters for a wide variety of applications.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2016

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