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Mar 10, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Chameleons change color by tuning photonic crystal-like structures in their skin. See photos.
Oct 2, 2014 05:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
A new material synthesized by researchers could gather oxygen from the water around you.
Aug 7, 2014 11:00 AM ET // Discovery News
Giant gypsum crystals -- some of which are in excess of 30 feet long and half a million years old -- are found deep within the Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico and are renowned for their spectacular beauty.
Apr 23, 2014 02:05 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Shining a laser on tiny particles suspended in a fluid causes the them to rearrange themselves.
Mar 11, 2013 05:30 AM ET // Megan Gannon, Live Science Contributor
A crystal uncovered in a British shipwreck could help prove Vikings used so-called 'sunstone' to find their way under less-than-sunny skies.