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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 22, 2016

Developing new material for stronger 3-D printing, new approach to thermoelectric nanomaterials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 22, 2016.

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New high-pressure method could make large, flexible solar panels a cost-effective reality

By Stephanie Liverani / May 20, 2016

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University are working on a new high-pressure technique that could open the door to more cost-effective production of large, flexible solar panels.

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Video: Series travels to the dark side to explore science of Star Wars

By April Gocha / December 17, 2015

Is the Death Star laser feasible? Are plasma lightsabers even remotely possible? Can we build a real-world force field? The American Chemical Society’s Reactions series mulls over the science behind the answers in this new video.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 18, 2015

Natural 2-D superconductors, NIST relieves the stress, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 18, 2015.

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The most dynamic duo: Lasers and plasma combine to create microstructures in glass

By April Gocha / May 17, 2014

A new technology developed at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany combines lasers with atmospheric pressure plasma beams to create glass microstructures more efficiently.

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DC plasma + garbage incineration wastes = functional ceramics

By / August 13, 2009

An upcoming issue of ACerS’ International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology (available as an “Early View” paper, subscription required) will have an intriguing report from three researchers from the United Kingdom’s Imperial College and a colleague from Tectronics Ltd. regarding a process to render flue glass emissions into an environmentally safe form and, potentially, into…

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Fusion for less than $1 billion?

By / August 4, 2009

According to a Technology Review story, a Canadian start-up company, General Fusion, is building on two decade-old research and advances in digital processing, using a fusion approach that is based on 220 pneumatic pistons simultaneously ramming a metal sphere containing lead-lithium liquid and injected plasma targets composed of deuterium and tritium. By spinning the liquid…

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