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Posted on October 25th, 2016 by Dr. Kai Pflug in Chemical R&D
Rare earth metals are needed to make many high-tech products, including smartphones, wind turbines, laptops and electric cars. Though 65% of the world’s reserves are located outside of China, currently China supplies more than 93% of the world’s rare earth elements, Continue reading “Politically induced scarcity leading to innovation” »
Posted on August 19th, 2016 by Carlton Washburn in New Materials & Applications
Recently Google was issued a patent for an adhesive applied to the hood of a car (U.S. Patent No. 9,340,178, 2016). The adhesive’s purpose is to catch a person who has been struck by a car, keeping them from bouncing off the hood and getting run over. Continue reading “The Future of Materials” »