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Injectable biomaterial for treatment of heart attacks.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

When you squeeze them with a constant force, they can crumple at different rates.

Ben P. Stein, Contributor

Light manmade material can hold more than 100,000 times its own weight.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

Preserving paintings is now a matter of chemistry.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Two Massachusetts teams develop slick coatings to keep ketchup, other items from sticking to surfaces.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

A tiny new material can detect and repair damage to metal pipes.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

Find out how a drop of water can help police track down criminals.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

Research shows how salt in the environment can destroy ancient buildings and art.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Researchers make robots by electrifying paper.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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