Materials

How Lasers Make Metal Waterproof!

January 23, 2015 at 9:37 am

What could we gain from making metal completely water resistant? Is it even possible?

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Smart Bead Could Fix Aging Pipelines

November 7, 2014 at 10:56 am

A tiny new material can detect and repair damage to metal pipes.

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Outsmart Thieves With Smart Water

October 10, 2014 at 11:22 am

Find out how a drop of this water can help police track down criminals.

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Self-healing plastic repairs bullet holes

October 9, 2014 at 11:32 am

Just one of the new materials that’s set to transform our world.

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Squishy Robots

July 14, 2014 at 10:34 am

Robots built from this material would be able to operate more like biological systems with applications ranging from difficult search and rescue operations, squeezing through […]

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New coating technology provides huge improvements in resistance to wear and heat

April 21, 2014 at 10:46 am

ZERO-I boasts a hardness of 3,500 HV, and can be applied as a coating at least 4 μm thick.

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Vanishing Mirror Turns Into a Window

March 28, 2014 at 9:36 am

A material that filters visible light according to its direction of travel could make it easier to photograph faint objects.

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Ultraviolet Explosive Detector for Better Airport Screening

March 20, 2014 at 10:07 am

UV light can detect dangerous explosives without additional security lines.

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Green Tea Leaves Can Help Create Antibacterial Coatings

February 21, 2014 at 10:12 am

Coating can be used to make surfaces germ-free.

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Safer Helmets Make An Impact

December 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

A new polymer material reduces the force of collisions.

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3D Heart Models Help Save Children’s Lives

November 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Biomedical engineers created a 3-D model of the heart to aid pediatric surgery.

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Hairlytop Interface moves organically in response to light

November 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

The Hairlytop Interface is an interactive surface display made of soft solid-state actuators and optical sensors which react to light. Jointly developed by the University […]

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Many Green Laser Pointers Pose Greater Hazards Than Labeled

August 30, 2013 at 8:00 am

Ninety percent of tested laser pointers were more powerful than federal safety guidelines allow.

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Chemistry Lights Up Fireworks

July 3, 2013 at 9:48 am

For this Fourth of July, find out how fireworks work: materials, shapes produce vivid colors, sounds.

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Electronic Devices That Dissolve In Your Body 0 commentsElectronics

Electronic Devices That Dissolve In Your Body

June 20, 2013 at 10:05 am

“Disappearing” technology could improve your health and the environment.

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