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2009-10-20 14:11:00

"Smart" alloy stretches, contracts by almost 10 percent By chance, two friends, out of the 3,000 scientists attending the fall 2006 Materials Research Society meeting in Boston, ran into each other outside the Hynes Convention Center. Peter Mllner and David Dunand had both graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Mllner, now at Boise State University, was researching magnetic alloys that can change their shape in the presence of a magnetic field. Meanwhile,...

2009-09-24 07:59:25

Metallic foam less expensive to make, leading to more applications Researchers from Northwestern University and Boise State University have figured out how to produce a less expensive shape-shifting "memory" foam, which could lead to more widespread applications of the material, such as in surgical positioning tools and valve mechanisms. David Dunand, the James N. and Margie M. Krebs Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern, has been collaborating with Peter Mllner,...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.