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Caltech Engineers Focus On The Nano To Create Strong, Lightweight Materials
2013-09-06 12:40:12

The lightweight skeletons of organisms such as sea sponges display a strength that far exceeds that of manmade products constructed from similar materials.

2013-08-05 12:26:32

Microscopic tears in a new kind of man-made material may actually help the substance bulk up like a bodybuilder at the gym.

2013-05-28 11:32:27

In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal.

2012-04-16 23:37:31

Scientists have for the first time visualised the transformation of powder mixtures into molten glass.

2012-03-15 07:00:00

PCC claims there are often advantages of liquid over solid concentrates including lower let down ratios, better thermal stability, reduced storage space requirements and versatility in formulations.

2012-03-07 20:12:55

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed the first functional oxide thin films that can be used efficiently in electronics, opening the door to an array of new high-power devices and smart sensors.

2011-12-19 13:16:59

The new measurements, by UCLA physics professor Giovanni Zocchi and former UCLA physics graduate student Yong Wang, are approximately 100 times higher in resolution than previous mechanical measurements, a nanotechnology feat which reveals an isolated protein molecule, surprisingly, is neither a solid nor a liquid.

2010-12-17 13:16:00

Scientists have discovered that a class of materials known to convert heat to electricity and vice versa behaves quite unexpectedly at the nanoscale in response to changes in temperature.

2010-05-26 09:23:00

NEWARK, Del., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lightwave Logic, Inc.

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2009-11-09 12:55:12

Johns Hopkins materials scientists have found a new use for a chemical compound that has traditionally been viewed as an electrical conductor, a substance that allows electricity to flow through it.


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