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By Faye Oney / June 13, 2018

A new technique that uses computational neural networks to “learn” how a nanoparticle’s structure affects its behavior, unusual properties of bismuth that can be harnessed to help the environment, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 13, 2018.

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How does glass form? MDI research team set to get some answers on International Space Station

By Eileen De Guire / August 15, 2016

In a recent paper, Materials Development Inc. (Arlington Heights, Ill.) approached the problem of topological constraint theory from a different theoretical angle—the team wanted to see whether approaching structure from the theoretical perspective of the thermodynamic model of ideal associated solutions could describe temperature-dependent structure changes.

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Special whisky glass designed for out-of-this-world cocktails

By Stephanie Liverani / September 11, 2015

One day, space tourism will be a reality for the lucky few who can afford the journey. And when that day comes, a celebratory cocktail will be in order. So the makers of Ballantine Scotch are funding the development of the perfect open-topped cup for drinking whisky in microgravity.

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To infinity and beyond: MaterialsLab opens access to materials research in space

By April Gocha / June 3, 2015

NASA and NIST recently joined forces to establish MaterialsLab, a new data-ridden initiative aimed to accelerate “materials development and make new discoveries using data from the hundreds of investigations on the International Space Station,” according to a NASA news release.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 22, 2015

Californium’s new trick, liquid crystal bubbles in space, poison dart frogs inspire plane deicers, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 22, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 5, 2014

The White House announces a 3D printed ornament contest, molybdenum disulfide for hydrogen catalysis, glass deformation mystery solved, ultrablack materials set to space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 5, 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 14, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / January 15, 2013

Boltzmann distribution illustrated with balls distributed on a hilly landscape. At positive temperatures (left), as they are common in everyday life, most balls lie in the valley around minimum potential energy. They barely move and therefore also possess minimum kinetic energy. At infinite temperature (center) the balls spread evenly over low and high energies in…

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Nextel ceramic fabric stars in recent International Space Station walk

By / August 27, 2012

Stuffed Whipple shield schematic. Credit: NASA. It didn’t get much attention (unless one is an International Space Station or NASA TV junkie) when a fairly significant event for the ceramics world occurred Aug. 20, but about 250 miles above the Earth, a tried-and-true ceramic fabric, among other materials, was employed as part of safety upgrade to the…

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NASA awards management contract for ISS National Lab

By Eileen De Guire / July 15, 2011

United States ISS lab module Destiny during manufacture in fall 1997. Credit: NASA NASA has chosen the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Inc., a new Florida-based nonprofit, tax-exempt research management organization, to develop and manage the US portion of the International Space Station that is designated a US national lab, including the…

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