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3D printed ‘bionic corals’ mimic a reef’s powers of photosynthesis
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3D printed ‘bionic corals’ mimic a reef’s powers of photosynthesis

The mass die-off of coral reefs is a catastrophe of global proportions, but the sheer scale of their success as organisms has lessons for science. Case in point: these 3D-printed “bionic corals” from Cambridge researchers that are more than scaffolds for fragile microorganisms — they’re built out of them. If 3D-printed corals sound familiar, that’s…

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