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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 20, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for August 20, 2014.

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The ‘Pitch Drop’ experiment is one for the generations

By Eileen De Guire / February 3, 2012

Screenshot from live webcam of the “Pitch Drop Experiment” at the University of Queensland in Australia. The experiment, begun in 1927, demonstrates the fluid nature of tar pitch at room temperature. Credit: U. Queensland, Australia. Would you start an experiment that took three years to set up, yielded it’s first result eight years later and…

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Composite materials designed for hypersonic flight

By / February 11, 2010

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0OG_NnL61k preview=force] University of Queensland (Australia) researchers are testing new materials that can withstand the extreme heat experienced by hypersonic aircraft to enable longer flight times. The tests use scramjet engines composed of composite materials that may be able to withstand the heat produced at Mach 8. The $1.5 million project is run by…

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