Ceramic Tech Today

Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 16, 2020

Batteries mimic mammal bones for stability, nanoengineered cement seals leaky gas wells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 16, 2020.

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Asking big questions of a microscopic particle: Scientists probe secrets of ancient mummy painting

By April Gocha / December 15, 2020

Ancient mummy portraits that were buried with mummies in Roman Egypt still hold many secrets about how and why they were created. A new study takes a deep dive into the materials secrets hiding in an ancient pigment particle and discovers some interesting insights into the people who created these unique works of art.

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Manipulate light on the nanoscale: Proposed quantum dot–graphene scheme improves conversion of light into surface waves

By Lisa McDonald / December 11, 2020

Surface plasmon polaritons are a type of surface wave that, when harnessed, show potential to improve various processes that take place on the nanoscale, such as molecular imaging. Researchers from two places in Russia propose a new scheme using quantum dots and graphene to more efficiently convert light into surface plasmon polaritons for use in such applications.

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Video: Gitanjali Rao, TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year

By Lisa McDonald / December 9, 2020

From gun control advocacy to climate change activism, young people are increasingly speaking up and making their voices heard on an international stage. In recognition of the tremendous influence that young people carry today, Time announced its first-ever Kid of the Year, 15-year-old materials scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 9, 2020

New tool enables economic glass design, hollow-core fibers outperform silica glass counterparts, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 9, 2020.

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Dynamic geometric modeling allows fabrication of complex-shaped ceramic bone implants

By Lisa McDonald / December 8, 2020

Conventional CAD modeling of ceramic bone implants is limited in the structures that it can design. Researchers at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia explored using function representation modeling instead to expand the design possibilities.

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Ceramic resonators allow for targeted clinical magnetic resonance imaging

By Lisa McDonald / December 4, 2020

Magnetic resonance imaging is a noninvasive medical imaging technique used to diagnose a variety of conditions. Conventional MRI scanners face limitations when used to examine small areas, but a modified scanner proposed by Russian researchers may overcome this limitation.

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Video: Remembering Arecibo Observatory

By Lisa McDonald / December 2, 2020

On Dec. 1, 2020, the instrument platform of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed on the radio dish below. In honor of the observatory’s nearly 60-year run, today’s CTT highlights some of the important discoveries made using data collected from the radio telescope.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 2, 2020

Quantum nanodiamonds may help detect disease earlier, avoid defects during additive manufacturing, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 2, 2020.

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Repurpose waste concrete through additive manufacturing

By Lisa McDonald / December 1, 2020

To date, recycling of building rubble into new construction products is limited because the material does not meet strict building regulations. A new £6 million project led by Manchester Metropolitan University and partners across Europe aims to overcome this limitation using additive manufacturing because products produced this way are not subject to the same building restrictions.

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