Biomedical engineers at Texas A&M University developed a hydrogel made from nanoflakes of synthetic clay and sugar chains extracted from seaweed. The gel could act as an injectable bandage to stop internal bleeding on a battlefield, in a surgical suite, or at an accident site.
An organic retinal prosthesis that uses flexible conductive polymers rather than hard silicon electronics successfully restored sight to blind rats, lasted six to 10 months, and functioned without external power sources or wireless receivers.
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When designed properly, DNA folds into tiny devices that move like macroscopic machines.