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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 29, 2016

Ultra thin lens resolves chirality and color, photovoltaics that mimic rose petals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 29, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 24, 2015

Making molybdenum disulfide, shrimp shell solar cells, Mars’ minerals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 24, 2015.

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Mars Curiosity discovery revealed: complex chemistry in soil with possibility to form organic materials

By / December 3, 2012

Image of Martian surface, likely an ancient riverbed, where Curiosity’s SAM instruments scooped samples that NASA scientists believe they have found signs of organic materials. Credit: NASA. This isn’t really ceramics or glass related, but a follow up to a story I wrote last week about the Curiosity’s “SAM” soil analysis lab (which, as NASA…

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Additive-manufactured ceramic heater unit playing role in Mars mystery

By / November 30, 2012

Schematic of SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) soil and atmospheric analysis unit, part of Curiosity’s Mars Science Laboratory. Credit: NASA. If you have spent any non-shopping time on the Internet over the last week, chances are you probably read or heard something about a pesky interview National Public Radio correspondent Joe Palca did with the principal investigator of…

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