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Touch the future of new materials—literally

By Stephanie Liverani / June 22, 2015

There’s a library on the 17th floor of a building near Rockefeller Center in New York City—but don’t go there looking for your next summer read. Instead, you’ll find things like conductive glass, translucent cement, and aluminum foam. It’s called Material ConneXion, and it’s one of the largest subscription-based materials libraries on the globe.

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Cool roofs reign in warm-weather climates, but which roof performs best in the cold?

By Jessica McMathis / April 16, 2015

We’ve been told which kinds of roofs (green, white, and otherwise) perform best in warm climates and are most cost-effective, but which roof performs best in cold climates?

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Five materials science wonders to watch in 2015

By April Gocha / December 30, 2014

Jessica and Eileen have already provided their reflections on the year that’s almost past and the new one that’s about to unfurl, and there’s just enough time for April to sneak in my perspective before the calendar flips to 2015.

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Blinded me with science: A look back at 2014

By Jessica McMathis / December 29, 2014

Because it’s that time of year, and because it’s worth remembering—associate editor Jessica shares her top five posts, people, and moments from 2014.

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Aggressive climate pollution plan part of China’s ‘energy revolution’

By Jessica McMathis / December 17, 2014

China is making strides toward cutting carbon emissions, but will it be enough? New research shows that the country’s mitigation strategies may not be enough to overcome increasing demand.

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Farewell, sixth sense: Analytics, science provide urban planners with more than intuition

By Jessica McMathis / November 13, 2014

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have developed tools that provide city planners with something greater than the sixth sense—analytics.

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4 lectures not to miss at MS&T14—Ceramics for innovation and sustainability

By Jessica McMathis / September 15, 2014

In the weeks leading up to Materials Science and Technology 2014, we preview four lectures not to miss. First up: Ceramics for Innovation and Sustainability.

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Trash to treasure: Organic bio-bricks made from mushrooms make for cooling (and cool-looking) construction

By Jessica McMathis / August 28, 2014

A new bio-brick installation that marries form with function shows that carbon-friendly construction components can also be award-winning works of art.

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Urine, or you’re not—Pee power is a thing, and could someday charge your smartphone

By Jessica McMathis / August 12, 2014

Scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) in the United Kingdom are hoping to transform one of the world’s most abundant and accessible resources—urine—into electricity.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / June 20, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for June 20, 2014.

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