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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 19, 2019

Nanostructured diamond metalens, old glass finds new use in concrete, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 19, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 8, 2019

Transforming waste heat into clean energy, watching concrete explode, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 8, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 17, 2019

Fuel rockets with graphene, water that never freezes, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 17, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 27, 2019

Air purification at room temperature, accelerated dew harvesting, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 27, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 6, 2019

Detect ALS with graphene, lens-free holography, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 6, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 26, 2018

New crucible design, point defects in graphene, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 26, 2018.

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New process makes carbon nanotubes more usable, paves way for future research

By Faye Oney / May 22, 2018

Researchers have discovered a way to process carbon nanotubes using an inexpensive mass-produced solvent to disperse them without using additional chemical reactions. Their breakthrough could pave the way for future carbon nanotube research.

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3-D printing high-quality, low-cost optical lenses in under four hours

By Faye Oney / April 3, 2018

A research team developed a 3-D printing process to make a high-quality, low-cost optical lens that could be fabricated a lot quicker than conventional methods and used in a number of applications for the optical and medical industries.

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What can carbon do for you do? Graphene’s next big application could be as hair dye

By April Gocha / March 20, 2018

Researchers at Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) recently demonstrated graphene’s potential as a hair dye that is easily applied, resists washing out, and is much less toxic than current hair coloring methods.

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Cultivating Mars colonization: 3-D printing method uses extraterrestrial soil to build biodegradable parts on site

By April Gocha / April 14, 2017

Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a technique to 3-D print soft rubber-like materials out of ink composed primarily of extraterrestrial soil. Using a biologically derived binder to hold the soil particles together, the team demonstrated that their unique method can 3-D print tools, building blocks, and other structures.

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