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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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