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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / July 25, 2018

Ramsay Fellow to build world’s fastest charging battery, America Makes recognized for being a manufacturing model, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 25, 2018.

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Nanodiamond–gutta percha composite prevents infection after root canal

By Faye Oney / October 27, 2017

In a new clinical trial, scientists have shown that nanodiamonds mixed with gutta percha, a dental filling, can prevent bacterial infection after a root canal. The results represent a key milestone for the nanodiamond field and nanomedicine in general.

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Video: From waste to resource—3-D printing carbon emissions into alternative concrete

By April Gocha / March 30, 2016

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California Los Angeles has devised a proof-of-concept that shows it’s possible to capture carbon dioxide emissions and convert them into a concrete alternative that can be 3-D printed—a material the researchers are calling CO2NCRETE.

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Ceramic nanoparticles infiltrate metal to create lighter, stronger material

By April Gocha / January 26, 2016

Researchers at University of California Los Angeles and Missouri University of Science & Technology have developed a new super-strong yet super-lightweight metal nanocomposite—a metal that owes its surprising strength to ceramic nanoparticles.

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What works for penguins could work for planes: Secrets of the feather show how to prevent ice formation

By April Gocha / December 21, 2015

New research shows that when it comes to anti-icing surfaces, the animal world’s most dapper creatures have a few tricks on their flippers.

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New atomic-scale observations could lead to engineering of ductile yet strong ceramics

By April Gocha / August 12, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have made new observations that could help design ultrahigh temperature ceramics that overcome the materials’ biggest limitation—brittleness.

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Nano-nails give surfaces superrepellent superpowers against all liquids

By April Gocha / December 9, 2014

A couple of University of California, Los Angeles researchers have devised a patterned surface that resembles a bed of nails and is superrepellent against all liquid assaults—a true superomniphobic surface.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 1, 2014

Novel oxide electronics, reference nano-materials, graphene alternatives, flexible electronics, cheap solar cells, and LEDs, LEDs, LEDs.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 27, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for May 27, 2014.

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New vehicle HECA filter cleans air and improves decision-making, too

By April Gocha / February 25, 2014

A couple of UCLA scientists have improved automobile cabin air filters with the design of a new high-efficiency cabin air (HECA) filter that blocks the majority of ultrafine particles and simultaneously allows carbon dioxide to escape.

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