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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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Iron oxide-based nanoparticles detect, diagnose, and destroy cancer

By Jim Destefani / November 5, 2013

Researchers are using iron oxide-based nanoparticles to detect tumors in their early stages, deliver chemotherapy drugs with pinpoint precision, and monitor the drugs’ release in real time.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / August 20, 2013

‘Poisoning’ increases magnesium corrosion resistance Scientists have found a way to dramatically increase the corrosion resistance of magnesium: adding arsenic. The lightest structural metal, magnesium has many potential industrial applications but is limited by poor corrosion resistance. A group of researchers from Australia’s Monash University and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, and the University…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / August 12, 2013

Ultra-thin carbon-based wafer saws save silicon You can’t saw without producing sawdust, and that can be expensive if, for example, you’re sawing silicon wafers for photovoltaic and semiconductor applications. But scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM (Freiburg, Germany) and the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO; Highett, Victoria) have…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / June 11, 2013

Berkeley Lab researchers increase NMR/MRI sensitivity through hyperpolarization of nuclei in diamond Today’s nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging technologies, like quantum information processing and nuclear spintronic technologies, are based on an intrinsic quantum property of electrons and atomic nuclei called “spin.” Electrons and nuclei can act like tiny bar magnets with a spin…

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Day 5: PACRIM rocks, ACerS rocks!

By Ling Fei / June 11, 2013

Most of the presentations I attended in the past three days were given by researchers from universities and national labs, which often were more about basic science and less about profitability and commercial applications. I thought it would be nice to get some perspectives from industrial researchers. With this in mind, I listened to some…

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Interlocking ceramic elements lead to quasi-plastic properties

By Martin Grolms / May 29, 2012

Display of self-interlocking elements from oxide ceramics. Assemblies of such elements possess an increased bending compliance compared to bulk plates. Cracks are confined to a few elements, so that most of the elements stay intact and are reusable. Credit: T. Krause et al.; Adv. Eng. Mater. For many high-temperature applications, ceramics are indispensable. No other…

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