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Inspired by Nature, Iridescent Cellulose Films Could Replace Toxic Dyes

Taking cues from hyper-pigmented reality, scientists are developing a coloration technique that produces vivid iridescent colors using wood pulp – the same stuff that is used to…

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Lab-Grown Mother of Pearl Paves the Way for Tough, Inexpensive Coatings

Photo by Shutterstock Scientists from the University of Cambridge have recreated mother of pearl for the first time. Also known as nacre, the material is responsible for the iridescent…

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Nokia's Stretchy Electronic "Skin" Paves Way For High-Tech Wearables

You may already consider your smartphone or e-reader an extension of your person, but a literal second skin? Don’t perish the thought just yet. Researchers at Nokia and the…

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