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A new way to test body armor

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new way to investigate the high-performance fibers used in modern body armor. Described in the Journal of Polymer Science, the research ...

dateOct 17, 2017 in Polymers
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Self-healing materials inspired by plants

Scientists at EPFL's Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC) and the University of Freiburg's Botanical Garden have studied how the flax plant heals itself after it has been wounded. As part of a cross-disciplinary ...

dateOct 12, 2017 in Materials Science
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A more complete picture of the nano world

They may be tiny and invisible, says Xiaoji Xu, but the aerosol particles suspended in gases play a role in cloud formation and environmental pollution and can be detrimental to human health.

dateAug 23, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Toward additive manufacturing

Automation, robotics, advanced computer-aided design, sensing and diagnostic technologies have revolutionized the modern factory, allowing the building of complex products, from microchips to cars and even airplanes, with ...

dateJul 26, 2017 in Engineering
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Virtual laboratory—fast, flexible and exact

During the forming process, sheet metal materials are often stressed to their limits. Computer simulations are used to test how far it is possible to go in production. However, the simulation is only ever as exact as the ...

dateJul 04, 2017 in Engineering
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