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Stop the pirates

Researchers are working on fluorescent 3D polymers that, when embedded into bank notes and product tags, help tackle forging and counterfeiting. Ines Nastali reports.

Improved additive manufacturing for superalloys

Dr Jennifer Unsworth of intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers explains how a new patent makes 3D printing of superalloys easier.

How smart packaging works

Equipping products with sensors and interactive codes will reduce packaging waste, argues Jean-Richard Maguet*, owner of French packaging design agency Mizenboîte.

Imaging 17th century art

A non-destructive imaging technique may offer a greater insight into 17th century art. Kathryn Allen reports.

Felted nanotubes form strong networks

A wet chemical infiltration process allows carbon nanotubes to be combined with other materials without losing properties, forming a network that can enhance battery power. Kathryn Allen reports.

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