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OXIDATION IN ACTION  Rust is just one type of iron oxide. By studying the process of oxidation in atomic-level detail, scientists can learn to better control it, creating oxides that are useful instead of just eyesores.

water from air prototype converter

WATER FROM AIR  This prototype device captures water from air. Then, when exposed to sunlight, the black-painted layer (top) heats up and releases captured moisture as vapor into a container. A condenser then cools the vapor, converting the water to liquid form.

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STURDY STEEL  Steel that mimics bone could one day help make bridges and other structures less prone to crack.

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