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Strong brew: Genetically engineered yeast could be key to cooking up tough, spider silk-like fibers

By Stephanie Liverani / September 30, 2015

Scientists at Bolt Threads in Emeryville, Calif., have been working to develop a scalable way to create synthetic spider silk-like fibers by using genetic engineering. And thanks to $40 million in funding, they’re close to delivering a solution.

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Companies in these five states account for half of all business R&D performed in the US

By Jessica McMathis / November 4, 2014

New data from the National Science Foundation shows that the $239 billion of R&D performed by U.S. businesses is highly concentrated by state and metropolitan area.

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Titanium dioxide-coated roof tiles clean the air—and have the data to prove it

By Jessica McMathis / July 7, 2014

Students from the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have developed a roof tile coating that combats nitrogen oxides by breaking them down and eliminating them to reduce pollution and smog.

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Get outta my dreams, get into my car—Volvo tests magnets to guide driverless cars

By April Gocha / March 16, 2014

Volvo Car Group announced it has completed a research project to investigate the use of road-equipped ferrite magnets to guide driverless cars.

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