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Modular ceramic structures give coral reefs a place to call home

By April Gocha / April 7, 2015

Designer Alex Goad has fabricated ceramic Modular Artificial Reef Structure (MARS) that can help damaged coral reefs rebuild, repair, and rebound.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 24, 2015

Making molybdenum disulfide, shrimp shell solar cells, Mars’ minerals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 24, 2015.

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Glass cockpit aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft sets the course for future space travel

By April Gocha / December 16, 2014

The Orion spacecraft, once ready for its human companions, will eventually be equipped with a glass cockpit control system, according to NASA.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 10, 2014

Solar reaches 40% efficiency, X-ray diffraction on Mars, carbon nanotubule de-icing systems, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 10, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 29, 2014

NASA seeks new materials, fiber optics for new uses, sea otters have tough teeth, graphene aerogels for energy storage, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 29, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 27, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for August 27, 2014.

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Impact glass may offer glimpse into ancient life on Mars

By April Gocha / May 6, 2014

Scientists studying ancient meteorite impacts have now found that impact glass can preserve bits of organic matter, acting like a tiny time capsule that provides a snapshot of the environment at the time the meteorite struck and may be able to decipher if life ever existed on Mars.

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Additive-manufactured ceramic heater unit playing role in Mars mystery

By / November 30, 2012

Schematic of SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) soil and atmospheric analysis unit, part of Curiosity’s Mars Science Laboratory. Credit: NASA. If you have spent any non-shopping time on the Internet over the last week, chances are you probably read or heard something about a pesky interview National Public Radio correspondent Joe Palca did with the principal investigator of…

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Midweek news roundup

By Eileen De Guire / August 22, 2012

Some pretty cool stuff is going on out there… MIT ‘microthrusters’ are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites Bus-sized satellites require massive engines for even the slightest movements, but as far smaller structures become a possibility, a tiny driving mechanism can offer usable thrust. To serve this next-gen tech, MIT saw a…

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