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Ceramic double duty: Bifunctional material affords chiton shells strength and visibility with built-in eyes

By April Gocha / December 16, 2015

Ivy league researchers now show that mollusks called chitons have an interesting feature to adapt to their life under the sea—hundreds of tiny ceramic eyes integrated in and scattered across their strong aragonite shells.

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3D printing of microbatteries

By Jim Destefani / June 21, 2013

Micro Li-ion battery (SEM view above) is manufactured using 3D printing to deposit anode and cathode materials (red and purple, respectively) on gold contacts. The stack is then encased and electrolyte solution is added. Credit: Ke Sun, Bok Yeop Ahn, Jennifer Lewis, Shen J. Dillon Researchers from Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and…

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