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‘Martian concrete’ could be key to future human colonization on Mars

By Stephanie Liverani / January 8, 2016

If we’re going to colonize Mars someday, we’ll need to build durable structures to shelter us from the elements. Materials scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., have developed a concrete material using only what’s available on the red planet and without using water.

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New atomic-scale observations could lead to engineering of ductile yet strong ceramics

By April Gocha / August 12, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have made new observations that could help design ultrahigh temperature ceramics that overcome the materials’ biggest limitation—brittleness.

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