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Green spectrum light can actually damage plants.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Like biological brains, artificial neural networks may depend on slow-wave sleep for learning.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Someday, such supports could allow meat in the lab to grow from tiny hamburger-nuggets into something more like steak.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The glue cements the moth’s wing scales together like a wall of bricks.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Picture shows what looks like a model bridge made of compressed sand grains, sitting on a lab table, next to beakers full of green liquid.

Combine sand, gelatin and bacteria, let them rest, and watch one brick turn into eight.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Image shows a robotic fish mid-frame, with three mosquitofish swimming nearby.

A mechanical predator could stress an invasive species of freshwater fish to the point that they may reproduce less.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

By mimicking the structure of mother-of-pearl, scientists have made a glass that's less likely to shatter when hit.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Insect hearing systems are inspiring new microphone designs that can better identify the direction a sound comes from.

Bailey Bedford, Contributor

This image shows two oblong, clear pill capsules, one open and one closed, with multiple dome-shaped drug delivery devices inside one pill and on the table in front of the other.

Pill uses a dissolving spring-loaded needle to spare people with diabetes from normal injections.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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