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Materials scientists and ACerS members weigh in on vibranium—a material with superpowers

By Faye Oney / March 9, 2018

In the movie “Black Panther,” the superhero gets his powers from vibranium—a nearly indestructible material with superior properties. Materials scientists Yury Gogotsi and Jayakanth Ravichandran offer their perspectives on the material in a Gizmodo interview.

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Aussies offer trough-focused PV/hot water system

By / March 16, 2010

Darren Quick over at Gizmodo reports on an interesting combined photovoltaic panel (with tracking) and water-heating system. According to Quick, the systems will be made by Technique Solar, an Australian company spunoff from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Each trough (see diagram above) has a lens that concentrates the sunlight on a strip of…

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