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Researchers from Brown University and universities in China have found a simple technique that can strengthen steel without sacrificing ductility.
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.
When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task.
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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.
Researchers have found a way to determine whether glass will be brittle, or will have the ability to bend without breaking.
When materials are stressed, they eventually change shape.
Thin gold wires often used in high-end electronic applications are wonderfully flexible as well as conductive.
Hohai University in Nanjing has established a research tradition in hydraulic engineering over the last 95 years.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.