Other materials

Mercedes-Benz’s new concept car harvests sun with its paint and has faux warp drive

By April Gocha / November 7, 2014

Mercedes-Benz’s newest conceptual vision, the G-code, is an equally impressive exercise in creative thinking about what cars can do, evoke, and look like.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 5, 2014

The White House announces a 3D printed ornament contest, molybdenum disulfide for hydrogen catalysis, glass deformation mystery solved, ultrablack materials set to space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 5, 2014.

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Trick or treat? Arduino-controlled Halloween machine makes either a matter of possibility

By Jessica McMathis / October 30, 2014

This Halloween hack requires little more than an Arduino microcontroller, Nerf gun, and drill to add a bit of high-tech trickery to Trick or Treat.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 29, 2014

NASA seeks new materials, fiber optics for new uses, sea otters have tough teeth, graphene aerogels for energy storage, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 29, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 22, 2014

Superfast LEDs, ultrafast charging batteries, lead-free glass inks, dissolvable silicon, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 22, 2014.

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Printed ceramics meet carbon fibers in the truest of wearable tech

By Jessica McMathis / October 22, 2014

SCOTT Sports’ ceramic-printed, carbon fiber bikewear, designed to keep skin safe from road rash, is also—added bonus—quite stylish.

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Your last dose of MS&T14: Material Advantage Mug Drop and Disc Golf Contests—with video

By Jessica McMathis / October 17, 2014

They came to win, we came to cover the fun. Photos and videos from the 2014 Material Advantage Mug Drop and Ceramic Disc Golf Contests, organized by Keramos.

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DLMs, Fellows, and a materials who-who: Days 2 and 3 at MS&T14

By Jessica McMathis / October 15, 2014

Our photoblog provides a glimpse of the action at MS&T14, including the annual awards banquet, honoring the achievements of our members in service to society and the Society, as well as some fierce ceramics competition in the exhibit hall.

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Scientific glassblowing—Part science, part art, all awesome

By April Gocha / October 15, 2014

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.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 15, 2014

Acoustic imaging for cracks, greener cement, DIY device printing, rediscovered ultrahigh temperature ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 15, 2014.

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