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Chemistry for Crayola

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

YInMn pigment created by OSU

Image by Oregon State University via Flickr

Life didn’t hand lemons to researchers at Oregon State University, but a new pigment was also not intended. Their journey to materials with novel magnetic properties took an unexpected turn making Crayola see blue in lieu of yellow. Continue reading “Chemistry for Crayola” »

Sintering Innovations To Be Seen

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

3D Printing Glass

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Whether in technique or application, innovations in additive manufacturing continue at a record pace. Recent material developments could now have you seeing better. Continue reading “Sintering Innovations To Be Seen” »

NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

NASA Space Fabric

Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech [PD NASA] via

Every seasoned business traveler knows the importance of breathable fabrics for comfort during the journey and if it doesn’t fit in the carry-on rollaway, you pick it up at your destination. However, when planning for exotic destinations like Mars, NASA can now use additive manufacturing to print custom fabrics along the journey and for more than just spacesuits. Continue reading “NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond” »

Startup Bets You’ll Drink From – And Eat – Their Seaweed “Bottle”

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications


Image by David Boozer [CC0 1.0] via pexels

The average American’s fondness for plastic disposable water bottles wanes quickly after consumption, recycling less than a quarter consumed annually with the remainder destined for the landfill. A London-based startup may hold the key to reversing this trend by eliminating the package – or at least the plastic. Continue reading “Startup Bets You’ll Drink From – And Eat – Their Seaweed “Bottle”” »

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