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Scientific glassblowing—Part science, part art, all awesome

By April Gocha / October 15, 2014

Ceramics and glass, perhaps more than any other material, have a happy home in the blurry area between art and science. And perhaps smack in the center of that group is scientific glassblowing—part science, part art, and all awesome.

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Two studies highlight battery advances—paintable Li-ion batteries and fast-charging Ni-Fe batteries

By Eileen De Guire / July 2, 2012

Rice University researchers have demonstrated a paint-on lithium ion battery. Credit: Rice University; You Tube. “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” according to a 19th century French proverb. It could not possibly have been a reference to batteries, which were invented also in the 19th century, but it does seem apropos…

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