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Video: Amateur atomizing in polar vortex

By Eileen De Guire / January 7, 2014

  The record cold that is gripping the United States and Canada has kept most of us indoors. However, curious minds with idle time will not be denied. Last Thursday, as the polar vortex began its swirl, a fellow in South Porcupine, Ontario filled a squirt gun with boiling water and shot the stream into…

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Ramirez videos on the physics of football and the Titanic

By Eileen De Guire / August 31, 2012

The physics of football. Credit: Ainissa Ramirez; You Tube. Today is the start of the Labor Day weekend, and The American Ceramic Society extends its best wishes to all who work with ceramic materials. Indeed, the Society’s very existence is founded on the need of ceramic engineers in the late 19th century to have a…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / April 17, 2012

Check ’em out: Thermodynamic glass transition in a spin glass without time-reversal symmetry (PNAS) Spin glasses are a longstanding model for the sluggish dynamics that appear at the glass transition. However, spin glasses differ from structural glasses in a crucial feature: they enjoy a time reversal symmetry. This symmetry can be broken by applying an…

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Two new Materials Marvels videos: ‘Thermoelectrics” and “Nanomaterials”

By / February 13, 2012

Credit: Ainissa Ramirez, Yale; YouTube. Science “popularizer” and Yale associate professor Ainissa Ramirez alerted us that she has added two new videos to her Material Marvels collection of short introductory videos to various materials topics. Her latest videos are on “Thermoelectrics” (above) and  “Nanomaterials” (below). If you are an engineer or science professional, you already…

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Video of the week: ‘Material Marvels’: Yale prof explains materials science in about 3 minutes

By Eileen De Guire / November 9, 2011

Ainissa Ramirez, associate professor at Yale and “science popularizer,” uses bathroom tiles to explain symmetry and five-fold quasicrystal symmetry. Credit: YouTube. Yale associate professor Ainissa Ramirez is a metallurgist, but we gotta love her, anyhow. This is her last year in the academic world, but she’ll still be teaching in her new career as a…

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