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2012-11-06 03:25:35

There has been great advancements in the development of the high-strength steel and the need for additional enhancements continue to grow. Various industries have a need for structural components that are lighter and stronger, improve energy efficiencies, reduce emissions and pollution increase safety and cost less to produce, particularly in the automotive industry. A group of researchers in Wayne State University´s College of Engineering have been working to create advanced...

Minimum Distance Urged To Protect Sensitive Rock Strata From Fracking
2012-04-25 08:06:15

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Artificial fissures in the earth´s crust caused by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, typically extend less than 600 meters, according to a new Durham University study. These findings could be very important for government officials looking to regulate the fracking industry, which has come under scrutiny for allegedly contaminating drinking water and causing seismic events. "Shale gas exploration is increasing across the world and sediments of...

2011-08-29 20:36:07

Rice University researchers surprised to see twin-induced brittle-like fractures in gold nanowires Thin gold wires often used in high-end electronic applications are wonderfully flexible as well as conductive. But those qualities don't necessarily apply to the same wires at the nanoscale. A new study from Rice University finds gold wires less than 20 nanometers wide can become "brittle-like" under stress. It appears in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. The paper by Rice...

2011-02-16 06:00:00

GONGYI, China, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China GengSheng Minerals, Inc. ("GengSheng") (AMEX:CHGS), a leading China-based high-tech industrial materials manufacturer producing heat resistant, energy efficient materials for a variety of industrial applications, today announced that it has been awarded $10.5 million a follow-on contract for its fracture proppants from a China-based distributor specializing in sales to overseas oil and gas companies. GengSheng will begin...

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2011-01-11 07:44:41

Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab Glass stronger and tougher than steel? A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)and the California Institute of Technology. What's more, even better versions of this new glass may be on the way. "These results mark the first use of a...

2010-11-30 22:05:01

Applied physics professor Chris Marianetti figures out how to shatter the world's strongest material In 2008, experiments at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University established pure graphene, a single layer of graphite only one atom thick, as the strongest material known to mankind. This raised a question for Chris Marianetti, Assistant Professor in Columbia Engineering's Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics: how and why does...

2010-10-27 06:00:00

GONGYI, China, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China GengSheng Minerals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CHGS), a leading China-based high-tech industrial materials manufacturer producing heat resistant, energy efficient materials for a variety of industrial applications, today announced that the company has signed a 3-year operating lease agreement for an approximately 215,000 square foot fracture proppant manufacturing facility located in Gongyi, Henan province, China. This new facility is...

2010-04-28 06:00:00

GONGYI, China, April 28 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China GengSheng Minerals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CHGS), a high-tech industrial materials manufacturing company in China with products capable of withstanding high temperatures, reducing energy consumption, and boosting productivity in industries such as steel and oil, today announced it has won two fracture proppant supply contracts to expand its international export operation. The combined value of the two contracts is approximately $3.6...


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