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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 5, 2019

Pantry ingredients help grow carbon nanotubes, complete study of battery failure, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 5, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 27, 2019

Air purification at room temperature, accelerated dew harvesting, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 27, 2019.

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3D-printed glass: Where are we now?

By Lisa McDonald / March 26, 2019

Since 2015, there have been quite a few advancements in glass 3D printing technology. Take a look at some highlights from the past four years, and find out what may come next.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 13, 2019

Smoothing wrinkles in graphene, engineering plants, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 13, 2019.

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Video: Watch this 3-D printer print an electronic device on human skin

By Faye Oney / May 16, 2018

Researchers have successfully used a 3-D printer to print an electronic circuit on human skin. The technology could help soldiers on the battlefield to detect chemical or biological agents, and the medical field for treating wounds and constructing skin grafts.

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Clearly advancing: Multiple teams develop technologies to 3-D print high-quality, microstructured glass

By April Gocha / May 4, 2017

Two new papers, one published in Nature and one in Advanced Materials, describe 3-D printing techniques that use silica nanoparticle inks—rather than molten glass itself—to to fabricate optically clear glass components with micrometer-scale resolution, a huge leap forward for the integration of glass materials into additive manufacturing.

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Iowa State University engineers put wind turbine towers made from precast concrete to the test

By Stephanie Liverani / November 18, 2015

After almost a year of research and development, engineers at Iowa State University are putting their taller concrete wind turbine towers to the test with plans to revolutionize how we harness wind power in the U.S.

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Nanotoxicology emerging as specialized field for nanoparticle safety

By Eileen De Guire / April 9, 2013

This image of toxic effects from exposure to nanoparticles dates to 2007. New nanotoxicological techniques could mean significant changes to the diagram, but in surprising ways. Credit: Wikimedia. As nanotechnology is increasingly commercialized, the question of safety, as it relates to handling the materials during synthesis and manufacture, and even in product use, arises regularly.…

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UMinn–NSF math institute to host Materials Genome workshop

By / August 2, 2012

The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, located at the University of Minnesota and one of the eight NSF-sponsored Mathematical Sciences Institutes, will be holding what sounds like a really good multiday workshop on the Materials Genome Initiative Sept. 12-15, 2012. According to an IMA web page on the event, the goal of the workshop…

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Zeolites’ porosity, surface area and catalytic abilities leveraged for diverse applications

By / July 6, 2012

Zeolite pellets like these are being used by Fraunhofer researchers in a new high-efficiency thermal energy storage system. Credit: Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB. This is totally an empirical observation, but it seems like recently there have been a growing number of references to zeolites in science and technology literature. Maybe it’s not…

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