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Skiing on ceramics and technology-enhanced fashion—Materials science heats up athletic competition in Winter Olympics

By April Gocha / January 30, 2018

In addition to the incredible feats of human fitness and skill on display at the Olympics, there’s a lot of research and development that happens behind the scenes to make the games the to-the-finish-line competition that they are—including plenty of materials science.

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Sand infographic depicts facts and figures about our most consumed natural resource

By April Gocha / June 1, 2015

Brush up on all your sand knowledge with this great infographic from Mainland Aggregates Ltd., a U.K.-based company that supplies and delivers aggregates and products.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest (with video)

By April Gocha / April 8, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest on April 8, 2014.

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A valentine for ceramists and other types of silicaphiles and geeks

By Eileen De Guire / February 8, 2013

Credit: Aerogel Technologies. If you are looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, that says “Supercritical” like no other, then look no further than Aerogel Technologies’ pink silica aerogel hearts, then get out your credit card and click right over to a special website to place your order ($75 each). This is…

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Good holiday reading: Wired’s ‘Glass Works: How Corning created the ultrathin, ultrastrong material of the future’

By / November 21, 2012

Gorilla Glass bend test. Credit: Corning Inc. I meant to write a post about this several weeks ago when Wired first published this (free) online story by Bryan Gardiner, but it got lost in my “to do” list. Fortunately, I have been working my way through my backlog and realized that this story is still available…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 21, 2012

Check ’em out: September California workshop to explore plans for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, in partnership with state and national organizations, is inviting interested parties to the third in a series of regional workshops to introduce and encourage public discussion of a planned National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.…

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