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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / August 29, 2018

Preventing lithium-ion batteries from bursting into flame, 4-D printing for ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 29, 2018.

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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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Congress-approved spending bill proposes big boosts to research funding

By April Gocha / March 23, 2018

The U.S. Senate just approved a $1.3 trillion spending package that significantly increases funding for research—the plan increases R&D funding by 12.8% over 2017 figures, the largest increases to research spending in nearly a decade.

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Materials needs for the future—WMRIF outlines prominent trends and challenges in materials science and engineering

By April Gocha / December 1, 2017

One of the missions of the World Materials Research Institutes Forum is development and dissemination of the ten most prominent trends and challenges in materials science and engineering needed for future economic, environmental, and social needs.

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 4, 2017

How to tell when a nanoparticle is out of shape, highly stretchable conductive material can be electrically activated and can heal itself, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 4, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 19, 2016

Engineering LEGO-like building blocks, flexible lithium-ions are evolving batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 19, 2016.

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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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Awards, Materials Genome Initiative, flash spark plasma sintering, combination furnaces, and more—all inside September ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / August 19, 2016

The September issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ACerS 2016 awardees, an update to the Materials Genome Initiative, designing unique combination furnaces, and a novel flash spark plasma sintering process—is now available online.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 17, 2016

New assay can speed up nanomaterial safety screening, six times capacity for lithium-ions, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 17, 2016.

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