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Dr Rubén Costa with his fluorescent polymer.
Rubén Costa with his fluorescent polymer. Image: Rubén Costa/handout
Jellyfish naturally glow to communicate.
Jellyfish naturally glow to communicate. Image: REUTERS/Dani Cardona
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Image: The Electrochemical Society Interface.
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