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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/30/18 8:30 AM

An international team of materials scientists have made two new materials that defy the laws of Chemistry in the way they form bonds. Under extremely high pressure meant to simulate …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/29/18 8:30 AM

Scientists have developed hydrogels that stretch in completely new ways, enabling their use in high-resolution 3D printing for a range of applications. Read the full article on Design News → …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/28/18 8:30 AM

Engineers from the University of Glasgow have developed a new technique for flexible, printed electronics that is a huge step forward in creating bendable, twistable new devices. The devices could …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/27/18 8:30 AM

As scientists around the world are racing to come up with new ways to both reduce carbon emissions and pull it out of the atmosphere, a group of researchers in …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/26/18 8:30 AM

Researchers have repurposed an open-source AI software once used by Facebook to recognize faces. Now paired with the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope, its new role is to recognize …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/20/18 9:00 AM

It avoids the crevices and crevice corrosion common with mechanical couplings "Pitting corrosion is the most common failure mode in welded 316L. Pitting is a form of localized attack caused …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/19/18 8:30 AM

Two private companies aim to get to usable fusion power within the next 10 years by doubling the strength of the magnetic field that acts as a container for burning …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/16/18 8:30 AM

Scientists have discovered that superconductors called cuprates carry current in a completely different way from ordinary metals such as copper. It’s so strange, they don’t even have the vocabulary to …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/15/18 8:30 AM

Scientists researching the field of smart materials have discovered a whole new class of shape-memory alloys. Although they originally held promise for increasing jet engine efficiency, the materials promise far …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/14/18 8:30 AM

It's easy (and dangerous) to get complacent when systems are running well "main·te·nance /ˈmānt(ə)nəns,ˈmān(t)nəns/ - the process of keeping something in good condition." - Dictionary Definition Maintenance performance can decline for a …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/13/18 8:30 AM

Leaks from hoses should be taken seriously in your facility, since above all, they can put plant personnel in unsafe situations. Leaks can also inflate operating costs, contribute to fugitive …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/12/18 9:00 AM

White paper shows how to put intelligence directly into sample handling "“The industry is also investigating far broader use of automation. The industry needs a better automated solution; one that …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/9/18 9:00 AM

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have used genetic engineering to produce a bacterium that can be fermented to produce far more hydrogen than ever thought possible. This is a …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/8/18 12:15 PM

Researchers have successfully synthesized boron arsenide crystals that have a thermal conductivity that exceeds that of all other materials except diamond. It could be used to help dissipate heat and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/7/18 9:00 AM

A preventive maintenance plan for your hoses can track the life and performance of every hose and make sure you inspect them frequently and replace them proactively. It can also …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/6/18 9:00 AM

Yale University researchers have reached another milestone in the realm of quantum computing, which will one day allow us to far outstrip our current standards of computing and data storage …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/5/18 9:00 AM

Using a combination of improvements in nuclear fission chain theory and the production of new, highly sensitive detectors, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicists have new tools for detecting the presence …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/2/18 9:00 AM

Quantum materials are the new research realm for the development of quantum computers and data storage. These materials, which are microscopically condensed matter, act as conductors that can use and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 11/1/18 9:00 AM

Digital technology is allowing researchers to design materials from the nanomolecular level up. A Fulbright scholar from Ireland is using this technique to develop a thin, eco-friendly, high-performance, cement-free, geopolymer …

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