News tagged with metal alloys

J-2X test series proves part integrity

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center gave a key component of the J-2X engine a brisk workout to ensure it can withstand its extreme operating environment. The engine's fuel turbopump first stage ...

May 16, 2011
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Exotic discovery made in soft polymer

Professor Frank S. Bates and his research team at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have discovered an unusual type of soft material that was conceived of over 50 years ago, but has never before been ...

Jan 04, 2011
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Superconducting hydrogen?

Physicists have long wondered whether hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, could be transformed into a metal and possibly even a superconductor -- the elusive state in which electrons can flow without resistance. ...

Jan 25, 2010
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