Alloy

10.27.15
A paperweight made from every 'collectible' element on Earth
10.27.15

A paperweight made from every 'collectible' element on Earth

There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium...

By J. Trew,   10.27.15
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03.01.15
Scientists learn to build better metals by freezing alloys in space
03.01.15

Scientists learn to build better metals by freezing alloys in space

Metals are full of microscopic structures that define properties like strength, but it's hard to f...

By J. Fingas,   03.01.15
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11.25.14
The Big Picture: cooling molten metal in space
11.25.14

The Big Picture: cooling molten metal in space

Ever wonder what hot metal would be like if it weren't bound by containers, liquids... or even gra...

By J. Fingas,   11.25.14
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10.08.13
Doris Sung explains the tech behind her breathing, eco-friendly architecture (video)
10.08.13

Doris Sung explains the tech behind her breathing, eco-friendly architecture (video)

Doris Sung has spent the past few years designing "breathing" architecture that adapts to environm...

By J. Fingas,   10.08.13
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09.11.12
Spotted at IDF: NEC's lightweight LaVie Z Ultrabook (hands-on video)
09.11.12

Spotted at IDF: NEC's lightweight LaVie Z Ultrabook (hands-on video)

Remember NEC's LaVie Z Ultrabook we first heard about at Computex? It's a super light (875g / 1.93...

By M. Joire,   09.11.12
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06.19.12
Apple and Liquidmetal hug it out, lengthen their pact until 2014
06.19.12

Apple and Liquidmetal hug it out, lengthen their pact until 2014

The deal between Apple and Liquidmetal was originally supposed to be a short-term fling. Technicall...

By J. Fingas,   06.19.12
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06.30.11
IBM develops 'instantaneous' memory, 100x faster than flash
06.30.11

IBM develops 'instantaneous' memory, 100x faster than flash

You've got to hand it to IBM's engineers. They drag themselves into work after their company's 10...

By S. Sakr,   06.30.11
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06.25.11
New phase-changing alloy turns waste heat into green energy, exhibits spontaneous magnetism (video)
06.25.11

New phase-changing alloy turns waste heat into green energy, exhibits spontaneous magnetism (video)

Looks like harvesting waste heat is all the rage in 2011. Yet another team of researchers -- this ti...

By C. Trout,   06.25.11
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06.11.11
Detroit DIYer cooks up stronger, lighter steel, shames scientists
06.11.11

Detroit DIYer cooks up stronger, lighter steel, shames scientists

You'd be forgiven for dismissing an amateur metallurgist if he claimed to have improved upon the...

By T. O'Brien,   06.11.11
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