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2008-11-21 10:38:38

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is part of an international team of scientists that is learning more about how cracks form in brittle materials.

2005-08-29 15:05:00

Automobile bumpers that deform and recover rather than crack and splinter, computer cases that withstand the occasional rough encounter, and resilient coatings that can withstand the ravages of the sun, may all be possible if tiny functionalized rubbery particles are imbedded in their plastic matrices, according to Penn State materials scientists.


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