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By / July 16, 2012

Check ’em out: GE tests flight theory; ceramics are fragile, new to production and the future of an $18B unit (Wall Street Journal) Employees at the General Electric Co. plant here are working on a tricky problem: how to mass produce parts from materials so new to jet engines, and so fragile to work with,…

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Video of the week: Shear delight — CWRU students win engineering prize with pothole stuffer

By / April 13, 2012

For those of us living in the snow-prone regions of the US, potholes are a fact of life (and a source of great happiness for tire retailers). City and county road crews do their best to try to stay on top of the problem by methodically tamping in some temporary cold-patch. They always miss a…

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Oobleck Explained, Sorta

By / April 9, 2009

The staff at Science Friday, gets two experts, University of Michigan’s Robert Deegan and University of Texas’ Harry Swinney, to unravel what is going on with dancing oobleck.

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Son of Oobleck

By / April 9, 2009

One can never get enough oobleck! Instead of running across it, this time, our video features Faraday waves, fingers and vortex (and vortices). This video is courtesy of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas at Austin.

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‘Soft’ Ceramic Armor

By / April 9, 2009

This video is meant to show there is more than one way to skin the ceramics-as-armor cat.

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Oodles of Oobleck

By / April 9, 2009

A classic experiment/weird experience in materials science, rheology, shear stress, strain rate, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics – and gooey fun: the Oobleck Run, AKA (with a great deal of hyperbole) “walking on water.”

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Oobleckpalooza bonus video of the week: Oobleck explained, sorta

By / March 18, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/oobleck_explained.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/oobleck_explained.jpg}] The staff at Science Friday, too, senses the masses growing interest in all things oobleck and is shamelessly trying to ignore this blogs leadership efforts and elbow us out of the way. SciFri does trump us by getting two experts, University of Michigan’s Robert Deegan and University of Texas’ Harry Swinney,…

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Video of the week: Son of oobleck

By / February 9, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/son_of_oobleck.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/son_of_oobleck.jpg}]   One can never get enough oobleck! Instead of running across it, this time, our video features Faraday waves, fingers and vortex (and vortices). This video is courtesy of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Video(s) of the week – The hard and “soft” of ceramic armor

By / January 14, 2009

Today’s videos are something of an introduction to ceramic armor. The first video uses the suit worn in the most recent Batman movie (The Dark Knight) as a jumping off point for explaining the production and composition of ceramic armor plates manufactured by Ceradyne, one of the leading advanced technical ceramics, for military and police…

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Video of the week – Oodles of Oobleck

By / December 3, 2008

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/oobleck_run.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/oobleck_run.jpg}]   Today we feature a classic experiment/weird experience in materials science, rheology, shear stress, strain rate, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics – and gooey fun: the Oobleck Run, AKA (with a great deal of hyperbole) Walking on Water. This video was prepared for the Discovery Channel’s great new series, Time Warp. The science…

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