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Mutant super-spiders weave webs stronger than bulletproof material

A team of Italian scientists turns ordinary spiders into super-spiders that can produce a web with fibers stronger than Kevlar. Hopefully the finding will also lead to a better Spider-Man movie.

By May 9, 2015

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The world's new strongest natural material: Limpet teeth

Step aside, spider silk: the strongest material in the world can be found inside the mouths of rock-dwelling marine gastropods.

By February 18, 2015

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The Airwolf 3D AW3D HD-R 3D printer can print lots of materials

Airwolf 3D printed an entire custom-fit dress and accessories to show off its new AW3D HD-R 3D printer.

By January 7, 2015

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How a 3D-printed titanium bike points the way to products custom-fit for you

Design firm Industry has developed a bike that demonstrates how the lines are blurring in design, engineering and manufacturing. This shift will ultimately allow companies to tailor products to individuals.

By May 28, 2015

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​Google, fabrics, and fashion? A peek at Project Jacquard

Interactive fabric that can be used to control lights, music or more: what exactly does it do, and why? I tried out Google's mysterious side project.

By May 28, 2015

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Samsung's not done: Tech giant looks to new phones, materials to rally

The South Korean company warned that its third-quarter operating profit would tumble 60 percent but said it would introduce new smartphones to attract customers in new segments. Will it be enough?

By October 7, 2014

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Almost all smartphones sold today have the same two flaws -- and the cases you're buying prove it

Commentary: Today's smartphones are incredibly sleek, well-designed electronic devices except for two glaring issues. Maybe someday that will change.

By May 13, 2015

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Samsung graphene breakthrough set to turn 'wonder material' into wearable tech

Samsung's future-gazing scientists claim to have cooked up a way of developing atom-thin silicon alternative graphene on a commercial scale.

By April 4, 2014

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Woman's donated leg mummified using ancient Egyptian practice

Using two legs from a cadaver, researchers in Switzerland baked one in an oven and covered the other in a salt solution to try to re-create ancient mummification. One method was successful.

By May 27, 2015

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Spider silk made without the spiders

After years of research, a team of scientists has synthesised spider silk in a laboratory setting.

By May 28, 2015