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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 16, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for July 16, 2014.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 27, 2012

These color-enhanced scanning electron microscope images show nanosheets resembling tiny rose petals. The nanosheets are key components of a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine. The technology might eventually help to eliminate or reduce the frequency of using pinpricks for diabetes testing. (See second story…

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Video of the week: Upside-down ‘levitation’ of superconducting puck

By Eileen De Guire / October 31, 2011

The phenomenon of superconductivity was discovered in 1911. Fifty years of physics research followed, and in 1962 Westinghouse introduced the first commercial superconducting wire, a niobium-titanium alloy wire. Its critical temperature is in the 10 K range, and, to reach those temperatures, liquid helium is used as a coolant. The next big breakthrough occurred in…

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Electrochemical technique improves hydroxyapatite coatings on implants

By / July 16, 2009

Speaking of hydroxyapatite, there apparently is a new process for coating metal implants that could improve the outcomes of total joint replacement surgeries. Researchers at Tel Aviv University say their new electrochemical method improves upon current implant choices by enhancing an implants’ functionality, longevity and integration. Hydroxyapatite is a great coating – one that nicely…

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