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3-D-printed ceramic foams build tailored cellular structures with dual-level porosity

By April Gocha / March 2, 2017

Researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a procedure for fabricating ceramic foams that can be used to 3-D print cellular materials that combine both microscale and macroscale porosity.

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Quantum materials help design longer lasting solid oxide fuel cells

By April Gocha / June 9, 2016

Researchers at Harvard University have devised a different way to generate longer lasting fuel cells, this time using quantum materials.

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New technology uses geometry to control windows’ opacity—and it’s scalable

By Stephanie Liverani / March 15, 2016

Harvard researchers have developed a technique that can instantaneously control the opacity of a window using geometric principles instead of electrochemical reactions.

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Ceramic double duty: Bifunctional material affords chiton shells strength and visibility with built-in eyes

By April Gocha / December 16, 2015

Ivy league researchers now show that mollusks called chitons have an interesting feature to adapt to their life under the sea—hundreds of tiny ceramic eyes integrated in and scattered across their strong aragonite shells.

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Islands of tungsten oxide maintain strength of steel yet protect against fouling

By April Gocha / October 28, 2015

Researchers at Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have devised a way to improve the ubiquitous steel by protecting its surface from fouling and corrosion—and it involves ceramics.

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Voxel8 introduces the world’s first 3-D electronics printer

By April Gocha / March 6, 2015

Jennifer Lewis’s Harvard-based research group is the first to develop and market a 3-D printer that can incorporate conductive inks and plastics into 3-D printed electronics through their spinoff company, Voxel8.

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Baking soda dons silicone cape, mops up carbon dioxide in attempt to save planet

By April Gocha / February 13, 2015

A team of scientists at Harvard University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have devised microencapsulated sorbent materials to capture carbon dioxide from flue gas cheaper, safer, and more efficiently than current methods.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 31, 2014

Colorful ultrathin semiconductor coatings, intelligent glass modules for building façades, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 31, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 15, 2014

Acoustic imaging for cracks, greener cement, DIY device printing, rediscovered ultrahigh temperature ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 15, 2014.

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Phase-change materials and correlated oxides gain ground on silicon for top spot in future electronics

By April Gocha / September 30, 2014

Silicon has long reigned supreme in electronics. But the wonder material is quickly approaching its limit in devices that long to be smaller, run faster, and do more—so new emerging materials are quickly entering the race to replace silicon.

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