WPI's Diana Lados honored by SAE International and Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society
The director of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Integrative Materials Design Center receives the TMS Brimacombe Medal and the SAE Teetor Educational Award, which recognize sustained excellence in materials science and engineering research and education Diana Lados, left, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic ... (more)
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Bio-inspired transparent synthetic materials could protect cars and people
A Scanning Electron Microscope image of the region surrounding an indentation the researchers made in a piece of shell from Placuna placenta.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Navy: using seawater for fuel
The US Navy is working on technology to convert seawater into fuel to power unmodified combustion engines.
Coming, glasses as strong as steel - Indiatalkies.com
New York, April 14: Imagine glasses that are strong as steel and can be used for producing hard, durable and seamless complex shapes that no other metal processing method can.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
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Nanomaterial company set to be among first Binghamton U. Start-Up NY ventures
Just days after being approved for Start-Up NY, Binghamton University has already been in communication with a handful of companies interested in taking advantage of a decade-long tax-free environment.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
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2D molybdenum shows potential for LED prod'n
The method for making 2D molybdenum diselenide uses chemical vapour deposition and is widely used by the semiconductor and materials industries to make thin films of silicon, carbon fibres and other materials.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Researchers use common spray gun to create self-assembling nanoparticle films
The promise of nanoparticles stems from their potential to modify the physical and mechanical properties of polymers for diverse applications, such as photovoltaic cells, sensors, and separation membranes.
In Situ Non-DLVO Stabilization of Surfactant-Free, Plasmonic Gold...
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Tue Apr 08, 2014
Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Fuel from the Sea Concept
Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory , Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrated proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel.
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Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide
Nanoengineering researchers at Rice Univ. and Nanyang Technological Univ. in Singapore have unveiled a potentially scalable method for making one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum diselenide-a highly sought semiconductor that is similar to graphene but has better properties for making certain electronic devices like switchable transistors and ... (more)
Adjustable forming of thermoplastic composites for orthopaedic applications
In Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 2. , pp. 83-88, doi:10.1023/a%3a1008894930867 The present study was focused on the development of a special thermoforming technique for manufacturing of continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite parts with complex surface contours.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Energy Wars: Fuel From the Sea
What's cooler than an "electromagnetic weapon at sea?" How about converting seawater to fuel? Those wild and crazy Naval Research Lab folks and some Navy Reserve help have found way to convert sea water into hydrocarbon fuel.
5 Mind-Bending Substances You Won't Believe Are Man-Made
The amorphous metal pictured above is a solid metallic material that is non-crystalline, and has a glass-like structure.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Tough, but Clear
The shells of a sea creature, the mollusk Placuna placenta, are not only exceptionally tough, but also clear enough to read through.
The force Is with you: How lasers are transforming the economy
Produced in conjunction with Strategies Unlimited, and with input from Industrial Laser Solutions magazine, Laser Focus World's annual review and forecast for the industry, presents exciting trends, challenges, and a bird's eye look at the laser landscape, focusing on emerging industrial and consumer innovations in the industry.
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Researchers open path to finding rare, polarized metals
Drexel University researchers are turning some of the basic tenets of chemistry and physics upside down to cut a trail toward the discovery of a new set of materials.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
This Novel Material May Help Soundproof Your Life
Air conditioners, cars and other machinery may soon be free of vibrations and thus much quieter than they are now, thanks to new so-called adaptive phononic crystals.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Diamonds are an oil's best friend
A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil easily outperforms other types of fluid created for heat-transfer applications, according to new research by Rice University.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
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Diamonds are an oil's best friend
A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil easily outperforms other types of fluid created for heat-transfer applications, according to new research by Rice Univ.