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Strengthening Steel Without Sacrificing Ductility
2014-04-09 16:20:21

Researchers from Brown University and universities in China have found a simple technique that can strengthen steel without sacrificing ductility.

Advances In Glass Alloys Lead To Strength, Flexibility
2014-03-04 12:36:16

What do some high-end golf clubs and your living room window have in common? The answer is glass, but in the golf clubs' case it's a specialized glass product, called metallic glass, with the ability to be bent considerably and spring back into its original form.

2014-02-25 14:27:20

When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task.

2013-12-12 23:32:09

Leading provider of stress management training, tactics, and education materials, StressStop, offer top 5 ways to stay stress during the holidays. Norwalk, Connecticut

New research Shows 'Perfect Twin Boundaries' Are Not So Perfect
2013-05-20 10:55:02

One of the basic principles of nanotechnology is that when you make things extremely small—one nanometer is about five atoms wide, 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair—they are going to become more perfect.

Firing Temperature Determines Whether Glass Will Bend Or Break
2013-02-28 16:24:11

Researchers have found a way to determine whether glass will be brittle, or will have the ability to bend without breaking.

2012-12-14 12:27:50

When materials are stressed, they eventually change shape.

2011-08-29 20:36:07

Thin gold wires often used in high-end electronic applications are wonderfully flexible as well as conductive.

2011-05-20 13:10:55

Hohai University in Nanjing has established a research tradition in hydraulic engineering over the last 95 years.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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