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Researchers look to nature for solutions to ‘greener,’ more sustainable concrete production

By Stephanie Liverani / June 3, 2016

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working to identify materials in nature that may be used as inspiration for a sustainable, longer-lasting recipe for cement production.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 27, 2016

Lehigh awarded anti-thermal materials grant, photochemistry from quantum dots, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 27, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 28, 2015

Tungsten disulfide assists 2-D lasers, gallium nitride for energy-saving devices, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 28, 2015.

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Advances in materials will soon solve any dental dilemma

By April Gocha / October 27, 2015

No matter what your dental problem, science has you covered. Whether it’s a better material for fillings, a replacement tooth altogether, or a whole new set of chompers, new research is delving deep into the science of materials for your mouth.

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Thermal spray fabricates nature-inspired ceramic composites that mimic nacre

By April Gocha / July 6, 2015

Researchers from Stony Brook University have recently reported the ability to use thermal-sprayed ceramic deposits as templates for synthesis of ceramic–polymer composites with striking microstructural similarity and mechanical behavior similar to those observed in nacre.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 25, 2015

Plasmonic ceramics, better perovskites, stronger glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 25, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 4, 2015

Comic book thesis, bacteria-powered fuel cells, advanced materials for protective gear, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 4, 2015.

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Hard knock life: Marine mollusks inspire stronger ceramics

By April Gocha / April 7, 2014

New research uses inspiration from the ocean to improve ceramics, making them stronger by controlling their microstructure and mimicking that of marine mollusks.

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Inspired by nacre: 3D laser-engraved glass is 200 times stronger

By April Gocha / February 28, 2014

Scientists at McGill University show that the introduction of microcracks can strengthen glass by mimicking the microstructure of nacre to provide durability and flexibility to an otherwise brittle material.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 30, 2012

An artist’s representation of the proposed on-chip laser design, created via transfer printing of photonic crystal between layers of silicon nanomembrane. Credit: Hongjun Yang. Check ’em out: Printed photonic crystal mirrors shrink on-chip lasers down to size Electrical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas at Arlington have devised a new laser…

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