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  • New two-dimensional nanomaterials called MXenes that are being examined by the Missouri University of Science and Technology may lead to new superlubricants that could better protect the delicate moving parts of future Mars rovers.
  • Applying the wearable sensors of the future could be as simple as sketching out a shape on your arm, according to new research that investigates the potential for bioelectronics to be applied through graphite pencils and office copy paper.
  • One the largest carnivores to ever walk the Earth may have had an air conditioner in its head to help regulate its temperature.
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    ​Looking for impurities in drinking water or other liquids typically involves chemical analysis, which may be time-consuming. Now, however, scientists have created an inexpensive system in which light – that's converted to sound – is used to instantly determine if water is safe to drink.
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    A team of volcanologists at the University of Missouri turned fashion models recently as they showed off prototype lava suits that are designed as comfortable, hard-wearing field outfits for scientists bound for the slopes of Vesuvius and the like.
  • ​When you're studying wildlife, it's important to have a way of differentiating between individual animals. With that in mind, scientists have discovered that bats can be told apart via their unique "wing prints."
  • It may have taken 13 years to get her all cleaned up, but a toddler's fossil named Selam has finally be separated from the sandstone in which she was entombed. Beneath the rock was a surprise: The most complete spinal column of any early human relative.
  • ​If we're going to develop drought-resistant crops, we first need to better understand how existing crops respond to dry conditions. With that in mind, scientists have developed a field-deployed robotic system that studies parched corn plants.
  • ​​There are certain types of wounds that just won't heal, sometimes requiring doctors to perform a skin graft. Given that there are drawbacks to traditional grafting techniques, however, scientists recently conducted a study on a system that's designed to address those shortcomings.​
  • Even the healthiest over-65s are at risk of taking a fall, but monitoring their movements can impact heavily on their independence. Researchers have developed a system to monitor elderly people in their homes, watching out for signs that a fall might be imminent and alerting caregivers.
  • Researchers from the University of Missouri (US) in collaboration with a team from the Federal University of ABC in Brazil (UFABC) have published a paper describing an organic route to light the screens of handheld devices with biodegradable materials.
  • A nuclear-powered, water-based battery that is claimed to be both longer lasting and more efficient than current battery technologies, and which may eventually be used as a dependable power supply in vehicles and spacecraft, has been produced by researchers at the University of Missouri.
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