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Confining Cell-Killing Treatments to Tumors

Cytokines, small proteins released by immune cells to communicate with each other, have for some time been investigated as a potential cancer treatment.

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Safe, Low-Cost, Modular, Self-Programming Robots

Many work processes would be almost unthinkable today without robots. But robots operating in manufacturing facilities have often posed risks to workers because they are not responsive enough to their surroundings.

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A New Way to Make Droplets Bounce Away

In many situations, engineers want to minimize the contact of droplets of water or other liquids with surfaces they fall onto.

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Translating Proteins into Music, and Back

Want to create a brand new type of protein that might have useful properties? No problem. Just hum a few bars.

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The Far–Future Ocean: Warm yet Oxygen-Rich

he oceans are losing oxygen. Numerous studies based on direct measurements in recent years have shown this. Since water can dissolve less gas as temperatures rise, these results were not surprising.

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Climate Impact of Clouds Made from Airplane Contrails May Triple by 2050

In the right conditions, airplane contrails can linger in the sky as contrail cirrus – ice clouds that can trap heat inside the Earth’s atmosphere.

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The Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke May Last a Lifetime

When smoke from California’s deadliest wildfire blew into downtown Sacramento last November, daylight blurred into dusk and the city’s air became among the world’s most polluted. 

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In Greenland’s Melting Ice, A Warning on Hard Climate Choices

The heat wave arrived early this spring — a shroud of temperate air, sweeping in during early June, which enveloped the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest ice sheet in a stifling hug. 

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Mimicking Wood’s Ultrastructure with 3D Printing

​Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in 3D printing with a wood-based ink in a way that mimics the unique ‘ultrastructure’ of wood.

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