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World's First Self-Fixing Plastic Rebuilds Itself

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Researchers Make Big Noise About Ionic Conductors

Researchers Make Big Noise About Ionic Conductors

Reuters (Nov. 18, 2013) — Researchers at Harvard University have developed a transparent stretchable hydrogel to conduct electricity to flexible devices like medical implants or wearable computers. As a proof of concept, the scientists have turned their hydrogel into a loudpseaker, so the curious can hear all about it. Ben Gruber reports.
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3D Printer Helps Scientists Grow an Ear

3D Printer Helps Scientists Grow an Ear

AP (Feb. 22, 2013) — Scientists at Cornell University created a new human-shaped ear using a 3D printer and injections of living cow cells. The researchers hope one day they'll be able to use a person's own cells to quickly customize implants.
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