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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 23, 2012

Take a break and take a look: China cuts rare earth mining rights by half to aid consolidation (Bloomberg/Businessweek) – China, the supplier of 90 percent of the world’s rare earths, cut mining rights for the materials by about half to 65 nationwide to help the industry consolidate and create bigger producers. Rare-earth mining rights in…

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Materials stories that may also be of interest

By / June 10, 2011

Check ‘em out: Three Mercedes-Benz hydrogen cell vehicles have successfully completed their 30,000-kilometer F-CELL World Drive Stealthy chip startup’s technology is a big power play GE combines natural gas, wind and solar; hybrid plant could be the cheapest and easiest way to add renewable energy to the grid Research examines how to apply conductive nanocoatings to textiles…

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Nano clay coatings provide key lubrication at earthquake faults

By / June 28, 2010

Geologists say they have discovered that an ultra-thin layer of smectitic clay on rocks along deep, older fault lines in the San Andreas fault region provide important lubrication that permits gradual movement rather than earthquake-producing jumps. Geologist from the University of Michigan and the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Institut für Geographie und Geologie (Germany) say the smoother…

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Nanocoatings and nanoadhesives report projects worth of $3.7B

By / March 16, 2010

According to a new technical market research report from BCC Research, Nanotechnology in Coatings and Adhesive Applications: Global Markets, the global market value for nanotechnology in coatings and adhesives is an estimated $3.7 billion in 2010, but is expected to increase to nearly $19.2 billion in 2015, for a 5-year compound annual growth rate of…

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One BAM good nanocoating!

By / December 5, 2008

(Also – see BAM Update here.) What’s almost as hard as diamond, slicker than Teflon and “green” enough to reduce the United States’ industrial energy consumption by trillions of BTUs a year? The answer is BAM – a ceramic alloy created by combining a mix of boron, aluminum and magnesium with titanium diboride. The world’s…

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