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  1. Science

    Researchers Craft Model ‘Zombie’ Cells to Withstand High Heat and Pressure

    We're always at work making humans better, faster, and stronger, but what about individual cells? Well, we can make them stronger, too. The problem is, we... kind of have to kill them first. Once we've done that, though, what's left behind is a stronger, mineral model of the old cell's structure -- right down to its internal organs -- that could be the beginning of a new breed of high endurance nanomaterials.

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    Nanoparticles Let Water Boil Without Bubbling, Future Is Officially Now

    I don't know how many times you've let water boil over the sides of a pot while cooking pasta, but if you're anything like me the number is somewhere in the ballpark of "a bajillion times." That travesty may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to nanoparticles which can disperse heat in boiling water, making sure your water comes to an extremely hot boil while remaining as placid as a remote mountain lake. A mountain lake filled with delicious spaghetti. Also, yes, I've totally had that dream before. It's a happy place for me.

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