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Video: Move over, polymers—3D-printed ceramic body armor has arrived

By Lisa McDonald / January 16, 2019

Polymers gain toughness when 3D-printed in certain geometries. Now, researchers can apply that same technique to ceramics using a modified 3D printer that handles ceramic slurries.

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Video: Microcapsules help concrete heal itself

By Lisa McDonald / January 9, 2019

Self-healing concrete can be made several ways. Researchers at University of Cambridge developed a method that involves mineral healing agents—delivered via microcapsules.

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Video: Speed of cracks in glass

By Lisa McDonald / January 2, 2019

How fast do cracks propagate in glass? Too fast for the naked eye! But with a speedy camera—and some colorful paint—watch cracks occur in slo-mo time.

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Video: The voyage of Voyager 2

By Lisa McDonald / December 19, 2018

Voyager 2 reached interstellar space in November, six years after its twin, Voyager 1. Voyager 2 will use an instrument that broke on Voyager 1 to send new information about interstellar space.

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Video: Driverless cars hit the roads

By Lisa McDonald / December 12, 2018

The first self-driving taxi service launched in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, on December 5. Currently only previous focus group passengers can use the app, but it will eventually open to the public.

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Video: 3D-knitted textile replaces conventional formwork on KnitCandela project

By Faye Oney / December 5, 2018

Researchers 3D-knitted a formwork structure that would replace traditional formwork with a knitted textile. The technology simplifies the construction process and saves time and money in materials and labor.

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Video: How scientists redefined the kilogram

By Lisa McDonald / November 28, 2018

Researchers measured Planck’s constant to more accurately define the kilogram. As of November 16, all seven base SI units rely on fundamental constants.

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Video: Football—Science skills can help a quarterback complete the pass

By Faye Oney / November 21, 2018

There is more to football than running, throwing, kicking, and tackling. Watch today’s video to learn how science helps a quarterback ensures his pass reaches the receiver.

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Video: Stretchy solar cells a step closer

By Lisa McDonald / November 14, 2018

Rice University researchers developed flexible, organic solar cells that could be useful where constant, low-power generation is sufficient.

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Video: 5,000 fiber-optic robots will teach scientists about dark energy’s effects on the universe

By Faye Oney / November 7, 2018

Berkeley Lab scientists are leading a project to explore the expansion of the universe. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument consists of 5,000 robots that will gather light from distant galaxies to measure dark energy’s effects on the universe.

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