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Tiny joints for reconfigurable microstructure

Physicists exploit self-assembly of small particles to someday create functional structures such as micro-robots from the bottom up. Now they took an important step forward by experimentally realizing joints on the micrometer scale.

Apr 28th, 2017

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Understanding crystal growth in butterfly wings

Tiny, individual crystals on the underside of a Mexican butterfly's wings give the insect a distinctive green color that allows it to hide from predators. Researchers now have shown for the first time how these crystals might grow.

Apr 27th, 2017

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