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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 12, 2016

Nanotechnology cleans water for developing nations, water vapor sets oxides aflutter, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 12, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 22, 2016

Developing new material for stronger 3-D printing, new approach to thermoelectric nanomaterials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 22, 2016.

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Future looks equally bright for ceramic-matrix composites and next generation of ceramic and glass leaders

By April Gocha / May 19, 2016

Your summer reading is delivered—the June/July issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

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GE’s new LED light bulb is designed to sync with your circadian rhythms

By April Gocha / April 5, 2016

Since GE announced its exclusivity with LED lights, it’s perhaps no surprise that the company is now rolling out spiffy new LED products. But the newest one I came across has me intrigued—LED lights that are better in sync with your circadian rhythms.

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Back in (blacker) black: World’s blackest material Vantablack goes extra goth with new version that absorbs even more light

By April Gocha / March 15, 2016

The world’s blackest material, Vantablack, just got blacker. U.K. company Surrey NanoSystems developed the carbon nanotube material a few years ago, but the company now says it has recently improved the material to absorb so much light that it cannot be measured with a spectrometer.

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Go thin or go home: Scientists create world’s thinnest lens that could revolutionize consumer tech

By Stephanie Liverani / March 11, 2016

Scientists at Australian National University (Canberra, Australia) created what they describe as “the world’s thinnest lens, one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair,” which could revolutionize flexible computer displays and miniature cameras.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 13, 2016

Ceramic foam fights fires, solar energy from trashed batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 13, 2016.

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Scared of the dark? Nanotechnology adds color to the blackest blacks

By April Gocha / October 29, 2015

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia are developing their own über black material, although this one’s not competing for a superlative achievement—their gold nanomaterial can reflect any color of choice with a simple addition of dye.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 22, 2015

Ultrathin molecular nanowires, smart cap detects spoiled milk, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 22, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 19, 2015

Separating rare earths with UV light, NASA testing materials in space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 19, 2015.

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