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Maths allows Engineers to test Biological Circuits

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Biological circuits are one of the most exciting developments in synthetic biology. They could allow biological parts to mimic the logical functions we see in electronic circuits. However, up to now, they have been difficult to test. Researchers from Rice University and the University of Houston have...

Green method developed for making artificial spider silk

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Researchers have designed a super stretchy, strong and sustainable material that mimics the qualities of spider silk, and is ‘spun’ from a material that is 98% water. A team of architects and chemists from the University of Cambridge has designed super-stretchy and strong fibres which are almost entirely...