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Clearly advancing: Multiple teams develop technologies to 3-D print high-quality, microstructured glass

By April Gocha / May 4, 2017

Two new papers, one published in Nature and one in Advanced Materials, describe 3-D printing techniques that use silica nanoparticle inks—rather than molten glass itself—to to fabricate optically clear glass components with micrometer-scale resolution, a huge leap forward for the integration of glass materials into additive manufacturing.

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Move over silicon: Magnetoelectric multiferroics and tiny transistors could enable faster computers that consume less power

By April Gocha / October 18, 2016

The continuing trend for electronics is to pack more power into a smaller device that requires less energy input. Two significant materials research advances—one published in Nature and one published in Science—are moving precisely in that direction.

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Perovskite crystals ‘flip’ for better stability

By Stephanie Liverani / July 12, 2016

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University, and Rice University have developed a “new type of 2-D layered perovskite with outstanding stability and more than triple the material’s previous power conversion efficiency,” according to news from LANL.

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Video: The science of sweat—wearable sensor monitors health through perspiration

By Stephanie Liverani / February 3, 2016

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a prototype for a flexible, wearable sensor system that can monitor a person’s health through perspiration.

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Ceramic nanoparticles infiltrate metal to create lighter, stronger material

By April Gocha / January 26, 2016

Researchers at University of California Los Angeles and Missouri University of Science & Technology have developed a new super-strong yet super-lightweight metal nanocomposite—a metal that owes its surprising strength to ceramic nanoparticles.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 24, 2015

Mantis shrimp inspiration, hematite re-growth, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 24, 2015.

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To infinity and beyond: MaterialsLab opens access to materials research in space

By April Gocha / June 3, 2015

NASA and NIST recently joined forces to establish MaterialsLab, a new data-ridden initiative aimed to accelerate “materials development and make new discoveries using data from the hundreds of investigations on the International Space Station,” according to a NASA news release.

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Fluid choreography: Simple food coloring droplets do complex dance between science and beauty

By April Gocha / March 13, 2015

Stanford University researchers have solved the science behind an incredible yet simple phenomenon—food coloring droplets, when plopped onto a clean glass slide, move and dance as if they’re alive.

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Multilayered oxide mirror heats up space to help cool buildings

By April Gocha / January 9, 2015

Stanford researchers have developed a multilayered material that reflects visible and infrared light away from buildings, a finding that they hope will someday heat up deep space and cool down rooftops.

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A recipe to manufacture success in manufacturing

By April Gocha / March 28, 2014

Manufacturing is looking up in America, according to recent survey results–and it seems like innovation is paving the way forward.

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