Space age material for the masses

Aerogel is the perfect material for many insulation purposes. It is heat-resistant up to 600 degrees, ultralight, non-toxic โ€“ and provides excellent thermal insulation. Only its complicated and expensive production causes ...

date18 hours ago in Materials Science
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40,000 waves improve sand transport models

Over the past few years, University of Twente Ph.D. student Joep van der Zanden has created perfectly identical waves โ€“ 40,000 times โ€“ in a large 'wave flume' (channel) in Barcelona. Using advanced measurements, he investigated ...

date20 hours ago in Environment
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