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May 4, 2014
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Chameleon crystals could make active camouflage possible

ANN ARBOR — The ability to control crystals with light and chemistry could lead to chameleon-style color-changing camouflage for vehicle bodies and other surfaces. University of Michigan researchers discovered a template-free method for growing shaped crystals that allows for changeable … Continue reading

March 23, 2013
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Tenfold boost in ability to pinpoint proteins in cancer cells

Better diagnosis and treatment of cancer could hinge on the ability to better understand a single cell at its molecular level. New research offers a more comprehensive way of analyzing one cell’s unique behavior, using an array of colors to … Continue reading

December 24, 2012
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Birdsong Bluster may Dupe Strange Females, But It Won’t Fool Partners

Male birds use their song to dupe females they have just met by pretending they are in excellent physical condition. Just as some men try to cast themselves in a better light when they approach would-be dates, so male birds … Continue reading

February 23, 2011
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How Nature’s Patterns Form

*Alan Newell, a UA mathematics professor, studies patterns in nature, which he said have features that are universal* When people on airplanes ask Alan Newell what he works on, he tells them “flower arrangements.” He could also say “fingerprints” or … Continue reading