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November 8, 2012

 

solar cells

Flexible, Transparent Solar Cells

Scientists have developed flexible, transparent solar cells that can be applied to windows, electronic devices, and really any surface!

August 14, 2012

 

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From Chemistry Lab To Clothing

When did nylon make its big debut? Before its creation, scientists dreamed of a synthetic material that could take the place of silk.

April 8, 2008

 

Finger glued to hand

Super Glue

Why does glue on your fingers stick together so quickly, but not to the inside of the tube? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 1, 2005

 

Incredible Shrinking Pants

If your hair drier shrunk your head to the size of a grapefruit, you’d be astounded. If your wool pants shrank in the drier, you’d be angry but not amazed. How can clothing disobey the laws of common sense, and shrink in the laundry? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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