Other materials

7,000-year-old copper awl reveals secret past of metallurgy in the Middle East

By Jessica McMathis / September 11, 2014

Researchers from the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the University of Haifa have found that the awl unearthed during a previous excavation at Tel Tsaf, located near the Jordan River, is one of the oldest metal objects found there to date.

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By April Gocha / September 10, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 10, 2014.

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Inspired by the beetles: Nature’s entomological secrets reveal key to whiter whites

By April Gocha / September 3, 2014

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy are coloring the world of white materials with a discovery that shows just how Cyphochilus beetles achieve such super white shells.

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By April Gocha / September 3, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 3, 2014.

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By April Gocha / August 27, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for August 27, 2014.

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Can your pet help design better materials?

By April Gocha / August 20, 2014

Nature inspires intelligently designed materials—and when it comes to stickiness, gecko toes are the gold standard for the design of better materials. But how does science explain their ability to walk on walls?

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By April Gocha / August 20, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for August 20, 2014.

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Next-gen biobatteries—How your next tattoo could use sweat to provide power

By April Gocha / August 15, 2014

New research presented at the recent ACS National Meeting shows that it’s possible to make wearable biobatteries that combine sensors embedded in temporary tattoos with power generators.

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3D-printed ceramics eat food waste to reduce, reuse, and recycle

By April Gocha / August 13, 2014

Designer and engineer Francesco Pacelli has pioneered a new use for spent coffee grounds—as a component of clay for 3D-printed ceramics.

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By April Gocha / August 13, 2014

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

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