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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 2, 2019

Borophene on silver grows freely, modified bamboo a steel rebar alternative, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 2, 2019.

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Keeping the beat—carbon nanotube fibers show promise to restore electrical conduction in damaged hearts

By April Gocha / October 1, 2019

Scientists at Rice University and Texas Heart Institute developed the first materials-based solution to repair electrical conduction defects in hearts—surgically sewing carbon nanotube fibers directly onto hearts to transmit electrical signals across damaged tissue.

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ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T kicks off in Portland

By Lisa McDonald / October 1, 2019

The 121st ACerS Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2019 Materials Science & Technology (MS&T19) meeting, is taking place September 29–October 3 in Portland, Ore. See highlights from the first few days of the meeting.

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Diamond is hard to beat: Experiment finds wBN indentation strength lower than diamond

By Lisa McDonald / September 27, 2019

In 2009, a theoretical simulation predicted wurtzite boron nitride had an indentation strength higher than diamond. Now, researchers in China and Saudi Arabia experimentally measured wBN’s hardness—and found it much closer to cubic boron nitride instead.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / September 27, 2019

Nabertherm announces new sales director North America, DOE selects winners of Battery Recycling Prize, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for September 27, 2019.

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Video: Is it a fish? Is it a bird? It’s a flying squid robot!

By Lisa McDonald / September 25, 2019

A vehicle that moves in both air and water presents fundamental physical challenges, particularly during the transition from water to air. Imperial College London researchers, inspired by flying squid, developed a robot that handles the water/air transition exceptionally well.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / September 25, 2019

Manipulate viscosity of shear-thickening fluids, high hole mobility in gallium nitride, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 25, 2019.

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Bite begone! GO-lined clothing offers chemical-free approach to mosquito bite prevention

By Lisa McDonald / September 24, 2019

Mosquitos spread infectious diseases, so scientists are searching for ways to stop them from biting humans. Researchers at Brown University discovered fabric containing graphene oxide films acts as both a physical and chemical barrier against mosquito bites.

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PLA processing strikes again: Wafer-scale graphene devices created at room temperature

By Lisa McDonald / September 20, 2019

To advance carbon-based technologies, simpler techniques to process carbon materials are needed. Researchers at North Carolina State University actively investigate pulsed laser annealing for this purpose and recently discovered the technique can create reduced graphene oxide.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / September 20, 2019

Largest battery installation in New York State, global renewable energy initiative, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for September 20, 2019.

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