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Other materials stories that may be of interest

April 19th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

Nanocoatings for heat exhangers have anti-adhesive and anti-corrosive effects, silicon wafers could take heat of solar ‘power plants’, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 19, 2017.


Cultivating Mars colonization: 3-D printing method uses extraterrestrial soil to build biodegradable parts on site

April 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a technique to 3-D print soft rubber-like materials out of ink composed primarily of extraterrestrial soil. Using a biologically derived binder to hold the soil particles together, the team demonstrated that their unique method can 3-D print tools, building blocks, and other structures.


Other materials stories that may be of interest

March 29th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cells, Non-toxic thermoelectric material generates electricity through hot and cold, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 29, 2017.



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