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The Economist looks at intersection of materials, innovation and manufacturing

By Eileen De Guire / May 1, 2012

A recent article in The Economist says manufacturers are starting to see materials innovations as critical to developing game-changing products. A recent article in article in The Economist takes a look ways certain manufacturers that depend on innovation have figured out that the best, cheapest and quickest results come from having materials scientists, design engineers…

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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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There could be a virus in your battery

By RussJordan / June 7, 2009

But don’t worry. It is a common bacteriophage. It can infect bacteria but is harmless to humans. You might find this virus someday in the battery of your plug-in hybrid car. What has happened is that MIT researchers now can genetically engineer viruses to build the anodes and cathodes of a lithium-ion battery. These batteries…

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