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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 17, 2019

Fuel rockets with graphene, water that never freezes, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 17, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 10, 2019

Using bacteria to prevent potholes, high-tech material in a salt crust, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 10, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 3, 2019

A compass pointing west, cleaning up oil using magnets, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 3, 2019.

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Video: Search for an ideal anti-fog coating “heats” up the competition

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2019

ETH Zurich researchers developed an anti-fog coating that works by absorbing sunlight and generating heat rather than being hydrophilic, like other common anti-fog sprays. The researchers are collaborating with an industry partner to bring their coating to market.

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Video: 3D-knitted textile replaces conventional formwork on KnitCandela project

By Faye Oney / December 5, 2018

Researchers 3D-knitted a formwork structure that would replace traditional formwork with a knitted textile. The technology simplifies the construction process and saves time and money in materials and labor.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / August 29, 2018

Preventing lithium-ion batteries from bursting into flame, 4-D printing for ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 29, 2018.

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3D-printed Smart Slab offers unique architectural design, lower carbon footprint

By Faye Oney / August 24, 2018

Researchers have developed an architectural construction technology that combines 3-D-printed design with the strength of concrete. Smart Slab weighs less than half of conventional concrete and generates a lower carbon footprint.

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Necessary roughness: Engineering particle surfaces to control how cements and other suspended materials flow

By April Gocha / May 4, 2018

Researchers from ETH Zurich have created a library of silicate particles and precisely studied how the surface roughness of particles affects the viscosity and thickening behavior of suspensions of those particles.

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Video: Biodegradable microsensor monitors food for freshness

By Faye Oney / November 8, 2017

Researchers have developed a microsensor that monitors the freshness of foods. It could be used to collect data on food temperatures when connected to the internet. Watch the video to learn more about this microsensor.

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Centimeters-thick concrete roof uses steel cables and fabric layer to support unique structures

By April Gocha / October 17, 2017

ETH Zurich researchers have used computational modeling to design an ultrathin concrete roof for that optimizes strength while eliminating extra material and weight.

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