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Magazine articles on engineering and how things work.
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Chemistry World
March 30, 2014
Tim Wogan
A window into oysters' armor The transparent armor of a particular oyster dissipates energy in a small area, ensuring that the body of the armor remains unaffected. Researchers plan to use the findings to design visors and windscreens. mark for My Articles 3 similar articles
Fast Company
April 2014
Josh Dean
Meet The Radical Berkeley Artist Whose Company Is Turning Trash Into Electricity The Power Pallet was born in the brain of Jim Mason, a 46-year-old engineer-anthropologist and Burning Man installation artist. It is based on an arcane and mostly forgotten process known as gasification, which turns organic junk into gas. mark for My Articles 3 similar articles
Chemistry World
March 25, 2014
David Bradley
Silkscreen printing goes nano A team at Tufts University, US, has demonstrated that water can be used as the base for electron-beam lithography if silk is the target material with another acting as the mask for areas onto which the beam must not impinge. mark for My Articles 16 similar articles
Chemistry World
March 20, 2014
Ricardo Grau-Crespo
Introduction to computational materials science This book by Richard LeSar attempts to summarize the basics and the current state of the whole field within a single, and not very lengthy, volume. It does so very successfully. mark for My Articles 5 similar articles
Chemistry World
February 20, 2014
Andy Extance
Cheap polymers twist into superhuman muscles If nylon and polyethylene are twisted into coils, they can make artificial muscles that can lift loads over 100 times heavier than human muscle. They could replace motors in many uses, particularly robotics. mark for My Articles 47 similar articles
Chemistry World
February 17, 2014
Emma Stoye
'Smart boxes' for greener, cheaper shipping Steel shipping containers may one day be scrapped in favor of lightweight, tamper-proof alternatives made of composite materials with embedded sensors. mark for My Articles 57 similar articles
Chemistry World
February 17, 2014
Emma Stoye
Cell-powered robots swim like sperm Scientists in the US have combined a synthetic polymer with living heart cells to make a tiny robot that swims by undulating its tail, in a similar way to sperm. mark for My Articles 166 similar articles
National Defense
March 2014
Yasmin Tadjdeh
3D Printing Promises to Revolutionize Defense, Aerospace Industries While used for many novel purposes, the defense and aerospace industry is eyeing 3D printing as a way to cut costs and improve efficiency. mark for My Articles 45 similar articles
Chemistry World
February 10, 2014
Polly Wilson
Putting the power in power-dressing Scientists in the UK developing wearable electronics have knitted a flexible fabric that delivers twice the power output of current energy harvesting textiles. mark for My Articles 18 similar articles
Chemistry World
February 7, 2014
James Urquhart
Materials break into snow business The Winter Olympics games in Sochi will be a test bed for new technologies and materials that will both enhance the arenas and the equipment that the athletes are using. mark for My Articles 71 similar articles
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