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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 3, 2014

Novel metamaterial properties of hexagonal boron nitride, Lego-like nanomaterials, conductive clay, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 3, 2014.

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A ceramic and glass holiday gift guide for everyone on your Black Friday shopping list

By April Gocha / November 27, 2014

The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, is a consumer spending extravaganza—and if you’re going to buy a gift, why not get one fashioned out of your favorite materials? Here are some ceramics and glass gift ideas to help you find the perfect present.

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Is it the seasoning, the sauce, or the substance? Five science-backed steps to hitting a holiday homerun

By Jessica McMathis / November 26, 2014

With so much on our plates this time of year—both literally and figuratively—we can use all the help we can get. These five tips will help you brine, broil, and bake your way to a better bird through chemistry.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 26, 2014

Electric arc furnaces offer benefits, theory for liquid–solid transition in glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 26, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 19, 2014

Growing forests of carbon nanotubes, high-temperature superconductors explained, new crystalline order for thermoelectric applications, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 19, 2014.

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When accidents become eurekas—Stumbling into discovery

By April Gocha / November 14, 2014

Sometimes—perhaps more often than you’d think—the most successful discoveries are stumbled upon by accident. What is your best scientific oops story?

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 12, 2014

Better catalysts for hydrogen generators, silicon shovels dig for rare earths, direct writing diamond patterns, Kevlar-based electronics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 12, 2014.

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Cut, clarity, crunchy, and creamy—The 4Cs of diamonds made from peanut butter

By Jessica McMathis / November 11, 2014

Peanut butter lovers rejoice: PB diamonds are happening, thanks to the work of Dan Frost, scientist at Germany’s Bayerisches Geoinstitut.

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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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