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Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

US startup Bolt Threads reckons it has one-upped spiders to unlock the incredible potential of synthetic silk.

By November 7, 2015

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Blissfully creepy ad tries to sell you a synthetic human

Technically Incorrect: To hype a new TV show, Britain's Channel 4 releases an ad that purports to offer your own synthetic human being. And it's slightly disturbing.

By May 13, 2015

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Athletes fumble in end run around drug tests

A football player suffers a bad reaction after allegedly using synthetic marijuana, an easy-to-get drug that can cause unpredictable responses.

By January 14, 2016

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DARPA wants to engineer fake bacteria to patrol the human gut

By building synthetic bacteria that can be taken in pill form, DARPA-funded researchers seek to keep our digestive systems in fighting form.

By June 16, 2015

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Engineers write programming language to help build synthetic DNA

Chemists could soon turn to a standardized set of instructions on how to program molecular interaction in a test tube or cell.

By September 30, 2013

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This eviscerated Bishop from 'Aliens' really ties the room together

Everyone could use a synthetic human in their home. This silicone Bishop -- or at least most of him -- from the sci-fi classic "Aliens" is for sale on Etsy.

By March 19, 2015

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Dress to kill in this synthetic spider silk outfit

Qmonos is a tough, lightweight artificial spider silk with mass production applications, including everything from car parts to artificial blood vessels.

By May 26, 2013

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Prosthetic 'smart' skin can feel all of the things

A stretchy synthetic skin is embedded with sensors to replicate a skin-like sense of touch for prosthetics.

By December 9, 2014

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'Miracle' tech turns water into fuel

German cleantech company Sunfire GmbH has unveiled a machine that converts water and carbon dioxide into synthetic petroleum-based fuels.

By November 18, 2014

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Six things we learned from Apple's spat with GT Advanced

Bankruptcy-court papers from the synthetic-sapphire maker offer a rare glimpse into Apple's dealings with suppliers.

By November 11, 2014