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Artificial cells

Michael Gross, 17/09/2015

Living cells have evolved to carry out highly complex functions efficiently at the nanoscale – from enzyme catalysis to molecular motion and information processing – and they are still far ahead of the best efforts of our technology.

Flush with success

Lou Reade, 17/09/2015

A Christmas issue of Private Eye once touted the ‘Po-Ped’ as a futuristic mode of transport: the spoof product comprised a toilet seat perched on top of a moped

Insecticide boost

Graham Moores, 17/09/2015

In the 1940s, the rise of commercial aviation brought about a steep increase in the risk of malaria and other vector-borne diseases in the US.

Masters of disguise

Kathryn Roberts, 17/09/2015

Camouflage has always been central to warfare; but the need for camouflage goes beyond the protection of the armed forces.

Reprint

Sean Milmo, 17/09/2015

The printing industry is expanding beyond the role of putting words and images on flat surfaces, such as paper and plastics, to manufacturing objects, ranging from components and spare parts for cars and aircraft to medical devices and even human tissue.