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A new way to make steel stronger and durable

While steel is ubiquitous in our daily lives, over the past 50 years steel surfaces have remained largely unchanged and unimproved. The steel of today is as prone as ever to the corrosive…

Developing commercial magnetometers

Researchers from Loughborough University and Nottingham University have built a device with superior performance than the most sensitive commercial magnetometers.  Magnetoencephalography, or MEG, is a non-invasive technique for investigating human brain activity for surgical planning…

Metallic glass: next generation materials

Next generation materials called metallic glass are ultra-strong and ultra-flexible and will become easier and cheaper, according to an UNSW Australia research that can predict for the first time which combinations of metals…

Third-generation advanced high-strength steel developed

Missouri University of Science and Technology developed a high-strength steel which could help auto manufacturers in their quest to meet future fuel efficiency requirements. This new steel is known as a “third-generation advanced…

Factory 2050 is almost complete at Sheffield Business Park

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s £43 million Factory 2050 is is taking shape on Sheffield Business Park. Mechanical and electrical services for the landmark, glass-walled reconfigurable, digital factory are now…

3-D shapes from flat sheets of graphene

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new way to form 3-D shapes from flat, 2-D sheets of graphene, paving the way for future integrated systems of graphene-MEMS hybrid devices and…

Pursuing Efficiency

Efficiency is essential for any productive process. In stock removal machining, a relevant efficiency is essential for any productive aid comes from the coolant management. In any stock removal machining, the lubricating oil plays a key…

A new metal matrix composite

A new metal matrix composite that can float on water (but is still very strong) has been created by researchers at New York University and Deep Springs Technology. This combination could see it…

A prototype arm inspired by the octopus

Italian scientists devised a prototype arm inspired by the octopus that may one day lead to minimally-invasive robotic surgery. Like the octopus’ limb, the slender remote-controlled gadget can extend and bend and be…

Perovskite nanowires to make high efficient lasers

As described in University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nature MaterialsNature Materials, Growing perovskite nanowires is a shortcut to lasers that are extremely efficient and able to create many colors of light. That makes these tiny…

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