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Biomechanics/Biophysics

New materials: Brilliant white without pigments

Nanostructured polymer foil appears white without environmentally hazardous titanium dioxide -- Beetle's chitin scales used as a modelCredit: Julia Syurik, KIT Polymer foils that are extremely thin and characterized by a high light…

Making sense of cells

Credit: OIST Our body's ability to detect disease, foreign material, and the location of food sources and toxins is all determined by a cocktail of chemicals that surround our cells, as well as our cells' ability to 'read' these chemicals.…