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09/30/2014 by apex50
Dear engineers and scientists, For my thesis I am searching for a hydrogel that limits the diffusion of calciumions. The objective of this is to get...
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Last comment 09/30/2014 by Anonymous Poster

SS Article

09/25/2014 by Massey
Here is a handy article on SS types and myths. Not a lot of new information in the article but the comments are more interesting to me. I was not awar...
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New Adhesive Being Developed

09/22/2014 by SolarEagle
As anybody who has had to clean the mussels off the bottom of their boat knows, these creatures almost become part of the some bright...
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Last comment 09/24/2014 by James Stewart

2 Stroke Oil and Shelf Life

09/21/2014 by lyn
CR4 - Thread: How Old is too Old for 2 Cycle Oil? I just put a bottle of 3 YO 2 stroke in a new gas can with new gas. The above thread indicates it'...
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Last comment 09/24/2014 by Unredundant

Search for Zirconium Oxide (Zr O2)

09/17/2014 by r&ddoc
Hello, I am looking for pharma or medical grade, high purity Zr O2. Any clues? Thank you!
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Last comment 09/19/2014 by r&ddoc
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Coatings & Surface Engineering

87 blog entries, 421 comments (2 Viewing)

New Cloaking Metamaterial Makes Surfaces "Unfeelable"

09/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Invisibility cloaks, disappear! There's a new transforming technology out there - though, getting your hands on it might be a bit tricky, as seen...
Views: 237, Comments: 6
Last comment 09/22/2014 by Anonymous Poster

Waterproof, No-maintenance Concrete

06/25/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
How would you like to build your home or driveway with concrete that repels water instead of absorbs it and won't crack for as long as you own the...
Views: 598, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/26/2014 by James Stewart

Surface Studies Reveal Nano Clues

03/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Scientists are looking at how surface structures affect larger scale molecular behavior, from crystallization to self-assembly. At Harvard University,...
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Chemical Manufacturing

85 blog entries, 311 comments (0 Viewing)

Taking a Toxin's Fingerprint Reveals Potential Hazards

09/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
In an age of chemical biological warfare, hazardous spills, and terrorist threats, detecting the presence of toxic chemicals is a growing concern....
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Last comment 09/22/2014 by James Stewart

North America Tops in Biopolymers

05/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The market for biopolymers - those containing material produced from renewable sources - is growing rapidly, driven largely by industrial demand i...
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Last comment 05/20/2014 by ranabir chakraborty

Regulators Unprepared for Nanotech Risks?

04/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Are regulators prepared for the potential risks posed by nanotechnology? According to a survey by universities in the U.S. and Canada, the answer...
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Last comment 04/23/2014 by texasron
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Oil & Gas Technology

53 blog entries, 615 comments (0 Viewing)

The Iraqi Effect

08/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Discussions on Iraqi oil make the latest U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projections especially noteworthy. Surprisingly (watch), the...
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Last comment 09/28/2014 by jdsighter

Seven Industry Challenges for 2014

06/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
After three years of rising confidence in prices and production, many in the industry have turned cautious. This is one of seven notable trends un...
Views: 430, Comments: 0
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Plastics & Resins Blog

123 blog entries, 432 comments (1 Viewing)

Television in a Tube

08/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Remember when your television was literally a tube? Now, that same TV could come rolled up in one. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's...
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Last comment 08/04/2014 by europium mkII

Electrical Self Storage from Coated Cables

07/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
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Last comment 07/21/2014 by jack of all trades

A Sticky Solution

06/05/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Using the gecko as their inspiration, a team from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has devised a new material that can stick and release...
Views: 478, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/05/2014 by Tornado
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Plastics Fabrication

78 blog entries, 278 comments (0 Viewing)

A Much Closer Look

06/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
If you've ever been walking around and wished you had a microscope handy to take a good look at something, an accidental discovery by a team at...
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Last comment 06/20/2014 by Just an Engineer

Testing Resins for Beverage Packaging

01/29/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The ISO DIS 13106 international standard provides guidance in testing and specifying polypropylene blow-molded containers for manufacturers and purcha...
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Synthesizing A Super Substance: How Humans Beat Nature

12/13/2013 by CR4 Guest Author
Over the years humans have learnt some very tough lessons thanks to mother nature, mostly how easily anything man made from natural materials can be t...
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Last comment 12/14/2013 by Dan A
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Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics

110 blog entries, 894 comments (0 Viewing)

Smart Fabrics: Fad or Future?

04/23/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Smart fabrics are rapidly taking up retail space alongside traditional running and other athletic apparel. For the most part, today's smart fabrics co...
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Last comment 04/30/2014 by russ1

Carbon Fiber Lacks Traction in Auto Market

03/06/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Despite its advantage in weight savings over metal, carbon fiber still has a long way to go before it will gain traction in the automotive market. A l...
Views: 400, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/07/2014 by aDIYguy

Asbestos: Businesses Are Open to Wrongful Blame

01/21/2014 by CR4 Guest Author
- About Asbestos - Asbestos-related diseases account for approximately 4,500 deaths each year. More often than not, a person will contract one of t...
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Last comment 01/24/2014 by aDIYguy
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Metals & Alloys

78 blog entries, 388 comments (0 Viewing)

Liquid Metal for iPhone? "Not Yet"

02/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Apple Holic blogger Jonny Evans writes that the inventor of LiquidMetal, Atakan Peker, says the resilient, amorphous metallic glass alloy is "years aw...
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Modern Living Through Chemistry? Electronics? Agriculture?

08/10/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
Can man live by bread alone? This rhetorical question has its roots in the Bible where related phraseology is found three times and the intent is s...
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Last comment 08/11/2013 by roy hammy

Industries Serving Global Needs

08/09/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
A chicken is interested in the person who wants bacon and eggs for breakfast but the pig is committed. It's a light quip (for all but the pig!) but...
Pathfinder Tags: agriculture chemicals electronics petroleum transportation
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Last comment 12/18/2013 by MillMatt

Risk and Its Part In Engineering Failure

02/21/2012 posted in OH CR4P!
by cheme_wordsmithy
Ever played the board game RISK? Even if you haven't, you've most likely heard of it. The game is aptly named because, regardless of the strategy im...
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Last comment 04/23/2013 by N.

Flash Bainite Steel - Something New Under the Sun!

09/27/2011 posted in Speaking of Precision
by Milo
For those who thought they knew everything that could be known about heat treating steel. Minimizing time rather than maximizing temperature soak s...
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Last comment 04/20/2013 by N.

Material Selection: Where Imitation is Not the Highest Form of Flattery

09/07/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky of GEA Consulting for contributing this blog entry. Imitation may be the highest form of flattery...
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Last comment 05/29/2014 by indel

Material Selection: The Times, They Are A-Changing

08/10/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky for contributing this blog entry, which complements his last post about material selection. Contin...
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Last comment 02/04/2013 by catisred