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Brittle starfish offers lessons in creating durable ceramics

By Faye Oney / December 12, 2017

Scientists have discovered that a brittle starfish has the capability to create a durable “tempered” ceramic material while underwater. Its process is similar to the creation of tempered glass, but without the heating and cooling process.

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Technique prints rounded, facetless crystals for LEDs, solar cells, and pills

By April Gocha / November 10, 2014

Researchers from the University of Michigan have figured out how to craft rounded crystals—a development that could advance LEDs, solar cells, functional coatings, and pharmaceutics—that resemble the bumpy surface of starfish shells.

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