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LEGO ladies: Mini-sized set creates large-scale impact by celebrating women of NASA

By April Gocha / August 11, 2016

Your favorite plastic minibricks may be embarking on an out-of-this-world journey with a new concept set that celebrates that accomplishments of women in space.

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Video: Adorable interplanetary pioneers—CubeSats to soon travel to Mars with NASA’s Insight mission

By April Gocha / August 3, 2016

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is preparing to send CubeSats on their first interplanetary mission—a journey to Mars.

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Video: NASA’s Juno spacecraft approaches Jupiter’s orbit July 4

By Stephanie Liverani / June 29, 2016

While those of us in the United States stare awestruck at the firework-filled night sky on July 4 in celebration of our nation’s independence, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will finally reach polar orbit around Jupiter—a long-awaited journey from when Juno launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Clear cerium oxide coating could protect space electronics, living cells from damage of UV radiation

By April Gocha / February 5, 2016

Researchers at Zhejiang University and South China University of Technology in China have created new glass-based composite materials that are really good at absorbing UV radiation.

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Sylvia Johnson to provide new perspectives on thermal protection systems at ICACC’16

By April Gocha / December 14, 2015

The upcoming ICACC’16, Jan, 24–29, 2016, also has in store a special celebration to commemorate the meeting’s 40th anniversary. The 40th Jubilee celebration will include special events, a commemorative book, and even a unique symposium featuring top experts in engineered ceramics.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 4, 2015

UK announces new manufacturing hubs, Rochester and Raytheon developing next-gen infrared detectors, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 4, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 24, 2015

Laser refrigerates liquids, ORNL watches fuel cell catalysts evolve, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 24, 2015.

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Buzz at MS&T15 focuses on diversity in materials science and engineering

By April Gocha / October 7, 2015

At presentations and events at MS&T15 in Columbus, Ohio, this week, a similar thread seemed to be running through this year’s conference—diversity.

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Surmet’s technology travels through space for exclusive closeup with Pluto

By April Gocha / August 14, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons mission, which recently provided the first glimpse of dwarf planet Pluto, wouldn’t have been successful without Surmet technology.

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