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Ceramics stare down the barrels of Los Alamos’ guns

August 27th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD

Los Alamos National Lab's gas and powder guns aren’t just for show—they help scientists better understand materials by providing really detailed information about what happens in those materials in response to compression.


Can your pet help design better materials?

August 20th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD

Nature inspires intelligently designed materials—and when it comes to stickiness, gecko toes are the gold standard for the design of better materials. But how does science explain their ability to walk on walls?



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