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July 03, 2015
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Moving closer to the possibility of "materials that compute" and wearing your computer on your sleeve, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering have designed a responsive hybrid material that is fueled by an oscillatory chemical reaction and can perform computations based on changes in the environment or movement, and potentially even respond to human vital signs. T he material system is sufficiently small and flexible that it could ultimately be integrated into a ... read more

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Advanced radar to feature on upgraded Singapore fighters
The government of Singapore has detailed the upgrade of its fleet of F-16 fighters, which first entered service with its military in 1998. ... more
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RADA Electronics receives radar order
Israel's RADA Electronic Industries has announced it is to produce a tactical air surveillance radar system for an unidentified European defense contractor. ... more
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Sea-based radar market tipped to grow over 10 years
A 10-year study of the sea-based radar market indicates it will grow to an estimated $13.037 billion, with production accounting for 61 percent of market value. ... more
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Study: South Africans used milk-based paint 49,000 years ago
Nearly 50,000 years ago, the people of South Africa used milk- and ochre-based paints to adorn themselves, as well as stones and wooden slabs. ... more
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Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms
A physicist at the University of Waterloo is among a team of scientists who have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scie ... more
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Helium 'balloons' offer new path to control complex materials
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ions. Th ... more
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Effective conversion of methane by a new copper zeolite
A new bio-inspired zeolite catalyst, developed by an international team with researchers from Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM), Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Amsterdam, mi ... more
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Sweeping lasers snap together nanoscale geometric grids
Down at the nanoscale, where objects span just billionths of a meter, the size and shape of a material can often have surprising and powerful electronic and optical effects. Building larger material ... more
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Cleaning Up Orbital Debris - Not!
There has been a great deal of media coverage regarding orbital debris and its possible removal. As it turns out, there is some good news and some bad news about space debris in general. The good ne ... more
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Cellulose from wood can be printed in 3-D
A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have managed to print and dry three-dimensional objects made entirely by cellulose for the first time with the help of a 3D-bioprinter. Th ... more
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Jason-3 Satellite Arrives at California Launch Site
The Jason-3 satellite has arrived at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, after a journey from France, in preparation for launch Aug. 8, 2015, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 will ... more
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Oculus out to let people touch virtual worlds
Behind closed doors on the show floor of the world's premier video game show, Facebook-owned Oculus was letting people touch virtual worlds. ... more
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Squid inspires camouflaging smart materials
Researchers from the University of Bristol have shown it is possible to create artificial skin that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic one of nature's masters of camouflage, the sq ... more
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Speeding Up Synthetic Chemistry
Synthetic molecules are the foundation for many products critical to the Department of Defense's mission-from active pharmaceutical ingredients found in a medic's kit to materials in modern batterie ... more
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A new look at surface chemistry
For the first time in the long and vaunted history of scanning electron microscopy, the unique atomic structure at the surface of a material has been resolved. This landmark in scientific imaging wa ... more
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Mantis shrimp inspires new body armor and football helmet design
The mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a hammer-like appendage that can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of "shear waves," according to ... more
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Penn research simplifies recycling of rare-earth magnets
Despite their ubiquity in consumer electronics, rare-earth metals are, as their name suggests, hard to come by. Mining and purifying them is an expensive, labor-intensive and ecologically devastatin ... more
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New honeycomb-inspired design delivers superior protection from impact
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a groundbreaking new energy-absorbing structure to better withstand blunt and ballistic impact. ... more
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Researchers create transparent, stretchable conductors using nano-accordion structure
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created stretchable, transparent conductors that work because of the structures' "nano-accordion" design. The conductors could be used in a wide ... more
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A protective shield for sensitive catalysts
An international research team has found a way of protecting sensitive catalysts from oxygen-caused damage. In the future, this could facilitate the creation of hydrogen fuel cells with molecular ca ... more
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Penn researchers develop a new type of gecko-like gripper
Picking things up and putting them down is a mainstay of any kind of manufacturing, but fingers, human or robotic, are not always best for the task at hand. Researchers at the University of Pe ... more
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Buckle up for fast ionic conduction
ETH material engineers found that the performance of ion-conducting ceramic membranes that are so important in industry depends largely on their strain and buckling profiles. For the first time, sci ... more
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Framework materials yield to pressure
Pressure is a powerful thermodynamic variable that enables the structure, bonding and reactivity of matter to be altered. In materials science it has become an indispensable research tool in the que ... more
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Aperiodic crystals and beyond
Once a contradiction in terms, aperiodic crystals show instead that "long-range order" has never been defined. Whatever it means, decades of intense research have shown it to be more complex and sur ... more
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