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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 13, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for August 13, 2014.

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Open season: DOE plan provides public access to department-funded research

By Jessica McMathis / August 7, 2014

The Energy Department is taking steps toward a more open stream of information from the lab, introducing a new web directory that increases access to any publications or data derived from research funded by the DOE.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 6, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for August 6, 2014.

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Video: Structure and function—Surface properties are the secret to smarter materials

By April Gocha / August 5, 2014

Materials’ surfaces are really important because they influence how something interacts with the rest of the world—and big advances in the understanding and fabrication of surfaces mean big advances in how those surfaces can function.

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Shape-shifting iron SMAs could signal shift for construction industry

By Jessica McMathis / July 31, 2014

Though not used widely in the construction industry, shape memory alloys could potentially be used to pre-stress the concrete beams that shore up bridges—and a team from Switzerland’s Empa research lab is hoping to help them live up to that potential.

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Look out MRSA, here come ceramics: Clay may be key to thwarting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By April Gocha / July 30, 2014

Arizona State University and US Geological Survey scientists report that mineral clay deposits may be key to stemming worldwide increases in deadly antibacterial resistance.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 30, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for July 30, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 23, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for July 23, 2014.

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Student-designed catalytic converter “greens” up your lawnmower for little green

By April Gocha / July 22, 2014

A group of students from the University of California, Riverside is hoping to make yard work more eco-friendly with the development of a simple add-on contraption that can remove 93 percent of pollutants from gas lawnmower exhaust.

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Bubble wrap for more than packing and popping: Bubbles as mobile, self-contained laboratories

By April Gocha / July 22, 2014

George M. Whitesides and his team at Harvard have developed a potential new healthcare tool that is incredibly simple, cheap, and functional—bubble wrap as mobile laboratory storage vials.

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