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Scientific glassblowing—Part science, part art, all awesome

October 15th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD

Ceramics and glass, perhaps more than any other material, have a happy home in the blurry area between art and science. And perhaps smack in the center of that group is scientific glassblowing—part science, part art, and all awesome.

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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