Metal

10.21.15
Scientists stretch metal to make it stronger
10.21.15

Scientists stretch metal to make it stronger

Researchers have found that nanoscale stretching gets rid of defects in metal.

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06.08.15
Here's how 'flawless' materials break on a nanoscopic scale
06.08.15

Here's how 'flawless' materials break on a nanoscopic scale

Have you ever wondered why a supposedly defect-free material ends up cracking? University of Penns...

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03.30.15
Liquid metal machines 'eat' in order to move
03.30.15

Liquid metal machines 'eat' in order to move

Robots typically rely on batteries to get power, but they may soon have to do little more than nib...

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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...

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12.23.14
Samsung gives its metal-framed Galaxy Alpha a leather backside
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12.23.14

Samsung gives its metal-framed Galaxy Alpha a leather backside

Samsung's Galaxy Alpha was already a nice departure form its usual plastic wrapped phones. Now, th...

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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...

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