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Repurposing plastic water bottles as concrete filler could help save the planet

By Faye Oney / November 24, 2017

A team of MIT students have come up with a way to incorporate irradiated plastic into cement paste to make concrete that is nearly 15% stronger than what’s available today. This could reduce the amount of plastic in landfills and lower concrete’s carbon footprint.

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Local Motors debuts new LM3D Swim to drive mass production of 3D-printed cars

By April Gocha / November 18, 2015

While Local Motors’ previous 3-D-printed car Strati was a prototype, the company has taken the concept one giant leap further—at this year’s SEMA show earlier this month, Local Motors debuted the LM3D Swim, its first attempt to enter 3-D printed cars into the mass production market.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 9, 2015

Engineered self-cleaning surfaces, self-healing squid teeth plastic, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 9, 2015.

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O Christmas tree: Tinsel’s evolution and tree authenticity pros and cons

By April Gocha / December 19, 2014

Whether you decorate your Christmas tree with tinsel or not, there’s perhaps a more debated question looming—real or artificial? April breaks it down in classic fashion—a pros and cons list.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 3, 2014

Novel metamaterial properties of hexagonal boron nitride, Lego-like nanomaterials, conductive clay, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 3, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 15, 2014

Acoustic imaging for cracks, greener cement, DIY device printing, rediscovered ultrahigh temperature ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 15, 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / July 18, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 18, 2014.

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Durable, water-loving ceramic coating combats condensation, cleans up glass

By Jessica McMathis / July 11, 2014

Scientists at Singapore’s A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) have developed a “durable and permanent” ceramic coating that is not only transparent but superhydrophillic.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 17, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for June 18, 2014.

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