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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 16, 2012

Check ’em out: GE tests flight theory; ceramics are fragile, new to production and the future of an $18B unit (Wall Street Journal) Employees at the General Electric Co. plant here are working on a tricky problem: how to mass produce parts from materials so new to jet engines, and so fragile to work with,…

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Video of the week: Shear delight — CWRU students win engineering prize with pothole stuffer

By / April 13, 2012

For those of us living in the snow-prone regions of the US, potholes are a fact of life (and a source of great happiness for tire retailers). City and county road crews do their best to try to stay on top of the problem by methodically tamping in some temporary cold-patch. They always miss a…

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