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Aluminum powder and water produce spontaneous hydrolysis to power fuel cell for soldiers in the field

By Faye Oney / August 15, 2017

Researchers have discovered a way to produce hydrogen to power a fuel cell, using hydrolysis without a catalyst. This “spontaneous hydrolysis” could provide soldiers with battery power in the field.

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Video: Improving armor—developing better materials to better protect

By April Gocha / June 8, 2016

When it comes to ceramic materials, body armor is a familiar and favorite topic. But better materials for protecting the lives of those in the line of duty extend beyond ceramics, too.

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Data drives engineering of ceramics; workshop asks ‘how well?’

By Eileen De Guire / June 8, 2012

Steve Freiman opens a two-day workshop for about 30 participants to discuss the data needs and challenges facing the engineered ceramics and glass community. Credit: ACerS. Data. It is the lifeblood of science and engineering. Researchers and engineers use it to model, design, benchmark, evaluate, monitor and compare. But, how easy is it to find,…

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