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Video: 3D structures from liquid metal

By Jim Destefani / July 11, 2013

We know, we know…we’re the American CERAMIC Society. But this bit of video from North Carolina State University (Raleigh), where researchers at the university have used 3D printing to produce free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature, was just too cool to pass up. “It’s difficult to create structures out of liquids, because…

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UAB group demonstrates techniques to electrospin improved 3D tissue engineering scaffolds

By Eileen De Guire / March 7, 2012

A lot of the basics of electrospinning have been figured out and it is relatively easy to use a desktop apparatus to spin mats of a particular material or even functionally graded materials, so a lot the recent emphasis on electrospinning has been devoted to scaling up these systems for mass production.

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Flying machines and falling men

By Eileen De Guire / February 22, 2012

The University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab released a video of flying robots maneuvering in swarm-like formations. The machines are called “Nano Quadrotors,” to reflect their small size (about the size of a small saucer) and their four helicopter-like rotors.

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Ash, sand-resistant thermal barrier coatings and novel test rig

By Eileen De Guire / February 21, 2012

Apropos to the latest round of ash clouds spewing from the EyjafjallajökullI volcano, plus indications that some
utilities are going to be building new high-temperature fast-cycle gas turbines for peak electrical power generation, we offer this video that expands on a story I first wrote about in April.

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Aerogels: The materials science of empty space

By / October 14, 2010

This is a great introductory 54-minute video of a lecture presented early in 2010 by Alex Gash and Dean Reese as part of Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s excellent Science on Saturday
program

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Ceramic Matrix Composite Brakes

By / February 10, 2010

At the ICACC’10 conference in Daytona Beach, one of the keynote speakers was the University of Bayreuth’s Walter Krenkel.

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Keramos 2009 Mug Drop Competition at MS&T’09

By / November 11, 2009

The kids are still alright – and having fun breaking things. Congratulations to all of the entrants and winners!

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Video of the Week: Sneak peak at Nissan’s Leaf

By / October 30, 2009

There has been a lot of discussion on this site regarding Nissan’s new all electric vehicle, the Leaf.

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Ultracapacitor buses in Shanghai

By / October 23, 2009

Sinautec Automobile Technologies is making mini and full-scale municipal buses powered only by ultracapacitors, can be recharged by a mobile recharging unit that combines large photovoltaic array and a vertical wind turbine

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Los Alamos National Laboratory’s high-temperature superconducting tape

By / October 16, 2009

Los Alamos National Lab has been working to develop high-volume production processes for making a thin, flexible tape that operates as a superconductor at liquid nitrogen temperatures and can carry 3 million amps per cm2.

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