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Could this structure allow 3-D printed polymers to replace ceramic materials in body armor?

By April Gocha / June 20, 2017

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken inspiration from conch shells to develop a 3-D printing technique that can build composite materials with incredible toughness.

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Video: Improving armor—developing better materials to better protect

By April Gocha / June 8, 2016

When it comes to ceramic materials, body armor is a familiar and favorite topic. But better materials for protecting the lives of those in the line of duty extend beyond ceramics, too.

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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 / November 11, 2015

Boron-doped graphene makes ultrasensitive sensors, novel phase of matter surfaces, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 11, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 25, 2015

Surprises about 2-D molybdenum disulfide, sulfur waste turns into plastic, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 25, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 23, 2015

Dilatometry moves beyond thermal expansion, X-rays reveal secrets, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 23, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 16, 2015

Record solar cell performance, prehistoric amber informs glass theory, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 16, 2015.

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The heat is on: Thermochromic paint warns when materials get too hot

By April Gocha / July 15, 2014

Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology have stirred up a new thermochromic paint formulation that could give an early warning signal that equipment may malfunction, explore, or overheat.

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Video: Catching carbon dioxide—new material helps contain greenhouse gas release from natural gas wellheads

By April Gocha / June 19, 2014

A new material developed by scientists at Rice University may help ease some of the burdens behind natural gas preparation by replacing current costly and energy-intensive techniques to isolate natural gas from contaminating carbon dioxide gases from natural gas wells.

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Move over, polymers—silica nanoparticles may be the new adhesive for hydrogels and tissues

By April Gocha / February 24, 2014

French scientists show that simple surface adsorption of silica nanoparticles can glue together gel-like materials, including biological tissues.

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