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Video: Making sense of data—Research initiative aims to bridge human–data disconnect

By April Gocha / April 4, 2018

In an effort to develop more intelligent data analysis to drive informed nanomaterials design, a unique research initiative at Lehigh University is taking the human element into account in its quest to evolve how we analyze data.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 4, 2018

X-rays reveal oxide islands on noble metal nanoparticles for catalytic converters, scientists elucidate the crystal structure of sodium boride, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 4, 2018.

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Kyocera set to break ground on new $52M ceramic microelectronic manufacturing plant

By April Gocha / April 2, 2018

Kyocera Corporation just announced that it will invest $52.4 million to build a new manufacturing plant in Japan to boost production of ceramic microelectronic packages.

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Additive manufacturing reaches new dimensions for bulk metallic glasses

By April Gocha / March 30, 2018

Researchers at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, N.C.) have now broken the critical casting thickness—the previous maximum possible size—for fabricating bulk metallic glass by using laser-based powder bed additive manufacturing.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 28, 2018

Inducing superconductivity in tungsten disulfide monolayer, liquid-to-glass transition process gains clarity, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 28, 2018.

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Zeolite filter removes potentially dangerous compounds while retaining the flavor of smoked foods

By April Gocha / March 27, 2018

Researchers from the University of Reading in the U.K. report that they have devised and tested a zeolite filter that can significantly reduce the presence of carcinogens yet preserve that delicious flavor of smoked foods.

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Congress-approved spending bill proposes big boosts to research funding

By April Gocha / March 23, 2018

The U.S. Senate just approved a $1.3 trillion spending package that significantly increases funding for research—the plan increases R&D funding by 12.8% over 2017 figures, the largest increases to research spending in nearly a decade.

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Video: Laboratory drama unfolds the high-suspense thrill of edge thin-film testing

By April Gocha / March 21, 2018

Analytical materials characterization company MSE Supplies can relate to the high-suspense drama of getting experimental data—the company recently published a short video that hilariously brings this lab-turned-movie-set situation to life.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 21, 2018

Trace of manganese in graphene catalysts suggests better ultrathin fuel-cell components, solar cells could work come rain or shine with a TENG, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 21, 2018.

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What can carbon do for you do? Graphene’s next big application could be as hair dye

By April Gocha / March 20, 2018

Researchers at Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) recently demonstrated graphene’s potential as a hair dye that is easily applied, resists washing out, and is much less toxic than current hair coloring methods.

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