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Harvesting the Sea’s Advanced Material Bounty

Posted on February 22nd, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Now schooling us with the most elemental of objects, it seems Mother Nature is no longer content to occasionally put humans back in their place using a natural disaster like a tsunami or earthquake. Continue reading “Harvesting the Sea’s Advanced Material Bounty” »

Leaning on Millennials

Posted on February 15th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Hipster Pointer

Image by Tony Webster from Portland, Oregon, United States (Hipster Pointer) CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Has the Millennial generation really doomed the future of manufacturing or are we witnessing yet another example of “those crazy kids and their rock and roll music”? Continue reading “Leaning on Millennials” »

Big Bucks for Bucky-balls

Posted on January 18th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Buckyballs

Image by Visitor7 (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

Looking to pick up a few extra dollars before the holiday credit card bills roll in? Seems there is building demand for endohedral fullerenes – the world’s most expensive material. Continue reading “Big Bucks for Bucky-balls” »

‘Flame On’ for the Holiday’s Hottest Gift

Posted on January 11th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

hoverboard fires plague new holiday gift

“Zero G Hands Free Segway” by Soar Boards, used under CC BY / Cropped and patched from original

Feeling burned by this holiday’s hottest gift? What was supposed to fuel this seasons tech innovation craze ends up sparking fires for hundreds of unsuspecting purchasers around the globe. While several potential reasons could be at play causing hoverboards to burst Continue reading “‘Flame On’ for the Holiday’s Hottest Gift” »

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