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New form of matter fills in a decades-old gap in theoretical physics.
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Injectable biomaterial for treatment of heart attacks.
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When you squeeze them with a constant force, they can crumple at different rates.
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Light manmade material can hold more than 100,000 times its own weight.
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Two Massachusetts teams develop slick coatings to keep ketchup, other items from sticking to surfaces.
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A tiny new material can detect and repair damage to metal pipes.
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