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Newest glass material ‘Glassomer’ is used to fabricate small glass structures

By Faye Oney / June 29, 2018

Researchers have developed a glass composite that could be used in fabricating intricate objects. “Glassomer,” a material made of a polymer and quartz, could be useful in a wide variety of industrial applications.

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Video: Solidia Technologies cement cuts emissions and enables concrete that soaks up carbon dioxide too

By April Gocha / January 10, 2018

Solidia Technologies is founded on the concept of using eco-friendly processing techniques to drastically lower the carbon footprint of concrete—watch this video to see how the company makes its carbon-dioxide-absorbing concrete blocks.

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Disorderly conduct: Simulations reveal irradiated materials are surprisingly disordered, question safety of vitrified nuclear waste

By April Gocha / June 8, 2017

New atomistic simulations by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and Oak Ridge National Lab are revealing that irradiated materials are even more disordered that previously thought—calling into question the safety of vitrified nuclear waste.

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Video: Nanostructured glass eternally stores high volumes of data in 5-D

By April Gocha / February 24, 2016

Researchers at the University of Southampton (U.K.) have developed a glass-based 5-D data storage method with incredibly high capacity and a near-unlimited lifetime.

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Video: Making laser frequency combs, fast

By Jim Destefani / July 18, 2013

Applications ranging from atomic clocks to medical diagnostics and calibrating astronomy instruments require laser light at various controlled frequencies. That requires frequency combs, which measure different colors of light. Now frequency combs are getting smaller and easier to manufacture thanks to techniques developed by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Boulder, Colo.…

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