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X-ray science taps bug biology to design better materials and reduce pollution

September 17, 2013

caddisfly silk Bug spray, citronella candles, mosquito netting--most people will do anything they can to stay away from insects during the warmer months. But those creepy crawlers we try so hard to avoid may offer substantial solutions to some of life's problems. Full Story

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