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Color-tunable gallium nitride LEDs may light the future

By April Gocha / May 24, 2019

By controlling the emission states of europium ions in doped gallium nitride, scientists found they can emit various colors of light from a single LED.

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More advances in 3D-printed glass

By Lisa McDonald / May 10, 2019

Additive manufacturing of glass is still a ways from industrial capacity, but research in this field is gaining steam. Two recently published papers detail two ways to 3D print glass—laser powder bed fusion, and fused filament fabrication.

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Video: Create nacre in the lab—and maybe on the moon!

By Lisa McDonald / May 8, 2019

An international team of researchers developed a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method for creating nacre, which could be used in a wide range of applications, from biomedical implants to moon habitats.

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Until next year! Ceramics Expo 2019 premieres successful two-day format filled with learning, networking, and sales leads

By Lisa McDonald / May 3, 2019

Thousands of attendees flocked the I-X Center during Ceramics Expo on April 30 and May 1. Conference talks covered a wide variety of topics, and exhibitors made the most of their networking opportunities during the two-day exposition.

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Ceramics Expo 2019—New format, new exhibitors, more networking opportunities

By Lisa McDonald / May 1, 2019

Ceramics Expo 2019, featuring a new two-day format, officially kicked off on Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio. Attendees spent the day listening to numerous conference presentations and talking with exhibitors.

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Squishy when cold—Graphene foam retains elasticity at cryogenic temperatures

By Lisa McDonald / April 30, 2019

Researchers from Nankai and Rice universities found their 3D cross-linked graphene foam could retain its reversible and robust compressive elasticity at temperatures near absolute zero, a property not observed previously for any other bulk material.

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Robot uses capacitive sensors in soft hands to separate recyclable materials

By April Gocha / April 23, 2019

Researchers at MIT developed a robot that can effectively separate mixed recyclable materials, using two flexible silicone “hands” to feel the difference between paper, metal, and plastic.

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Flexible glasses in bulk form: A look at sulfur–selenium glasses

By Lisa McDonald / April 16, 2019

While researching the structure of sulfur-selenium glasses, University of California, Davis researchers discovered something exciting—these glasses are flexible in bulk form!

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Video: Transparent wood is not only see-through—it can store and release heat too!

By Lisa McDonald / April 10, 2019

By adding polyethylene glycol to delignified wood, researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology created transparent wood that can store and release heat. They estimate this wood could be available for interior design purposes in as little as five years.

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Detecting damage in concrete structures: Tubular smart aggregates hold advantage over patch-based and spherical sensors

By Lisa McDonald / April 9, 2019

In a recent study, researchers proposed a tubular design for smart aggregates that can monitor structural health of concrete structures, a design that could overcome limitations faced by patch-based and spherical sensors.

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