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New open-access materials database could save research time, spur material science advances

By Faye Oney / April 13, 2018

Researchers at the National Energy Renewable Laboratory have created a database of inorganic thin-film materials containing 10 years’ worth of research. This open-access database could accelerate research advances in advanced energy and beyond.

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Video: 3-D printed concrete research brings us closer to construction applications

By Faye Oney / September 13, 2017

A mechanical engineering student recently participated in a NIST summer project involving 3-D printed concrete—watch this video to see how the project team tested various cement paste samples to measure viscosity, yield stress, and printing defects.

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Predicting atomic positions: Bayesian statistics enable more accurate materials characterization

By April Gocha / September 6, 2016

Researchers at North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a new method for characterizing materials that can more accurately predict crystallographic structures.

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Show me the money: Science agencies see pre-sequestration federal budget levels in FY 2016

By Stephanie Liverani / February 9, 2016

Many science agencies will see federal budget numbers return to levels not seen since the fiscal year 2013 sequestration in FY 2016, according to a recent article published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Solid processes—ACerS members lead workshop on 3-D printing of cement-based materials

By Stephanie Liverani / August 7, 2015

Multiscale 3-D printing using cement-based materials was the focus of a National Science Foundation workshop held at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) July 16–17.

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NIST awards $26 million to American manufacturing centers

By Jessica McMathis / March 8, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently reaffirmed its commitment to small- and mid-sized manufacturers through the awarding of cooperative agreements to 10 nonprofit organizations and universities who oversee Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 26, 2014

Linde and Sandia team up for hydrogen fueling network, US manufacturing gets funding and initiatives, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 26, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 22, 2014

Superfast LEDs, ultrafast charging batteries, lead-free glass inks, dissolvable silicon, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 22, 2014.

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4 lectures not to miss at MS&T14—Multi-scale effects in the strength of ceramics

By Jessica McMathis / October 6, 2014

In the weeks leading up to Materials Science and Technology 2014, we preview four lectures not to miss. Last, but not least: Multi-scale effects in the strength of ceramics

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Bill proposes incentives to overhaul, strengthen engineering programs at US universities

By Jessica McMathis / September 4, 2014

What are lawmakers in Washington doing to ensure that manufacturing remains a focus of economic recovery and revitalization? For one, they’re backing a bipartisan bill that helps strengthen engineering programs at learning institutions across the nation to meet the growing demands—and challenges—of manufacturing in the 21st century.

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