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Real-Time CT-Scan Test Rig For Ceramic Composites At Ultrahigh Temperatures Developed
2012-12-10 16:41:08

Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next generation gas turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at ultrahigh temperatures has been a challenge – until now.

Liquid Metals Have Different Breaking Points
2012-11-26 08:55:23

Mathematical methods developed by a Berkeley Lab researcher help explain why liquid metals have wildly different breaking points, depending on how they are made

2012-10-24 12:05:33

For the first time, scientists have observed how droplets within solids deform and burst under high electric voltages.

Ordered Atoms Found In Glass Materials
2012-10-02 15:10:29

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered the underlying order in metallic glasses, which may hold the key to the ability to create new high-tech alloys with specific properties.

Thinner Aerogel Is 500 Times Stronger
2012-08-20 08:16:23

An enhanced version of the world's lightest solid material, said to be as much as 500 times stronger than its predecessors, was unveiled during a meeting of the American Chemical Society on Sunday.

Scientists Produce Lightest Material In The World
2012-07-18 10:15:55

A group of porous carbon tubes that is three-dimensionally interwoven at nano and micro level is now thought to be the lightest material in the world.

2012-07-06 10:23:49

HZB scientists have apply a new method – 'inverse Partial Fluorescence Yield' (iPFY) on micro-jet – which will enable them to probe the electronic structure of liquids free of sample damages.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.