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07/26/2015 by Kulas
Would it be possible to discover material superconductive at room temperature? How is superconductivity effects molecular structure or subatomic orde...
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Last comment 07/26/2015 by Fredski

New Tech Creates One Tough Carbon Fiber

07/23/2015 by SolarEagle
"The gel-spun carbon fiber produced by Kumar's team was tested at 5.5 to 5.8 gigapascals (GPa) - a measure of ultimate tensile strength - and had a te...
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Last comment 07/25/2015 by bullardrr

Question About Polarization in My Sunglasses

07/17/2015 by livin737
I just got some polarized sunglasses recently and noticed something strange with the polarizing characteristics of the lens. The lens is CR39. I can'...
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Last comment 07/19/2015 by daffy

Carbon Monoxide Question

07/14/2015 by justthinking25
Is it theoretically possible to develop a synthetic compound that can alter the properties of carbon monoxide? Is it possible to pass carbon monoxide...
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Last comment 07/21/2015 by PWSlack

Sterling Silver Centrifugal Casting Problems — Firescale/Brittleness

07/14/2015 by fede
I've been casting for quite a few years and lately i've been having some problems related to the resluting quality of the metal casts. i mostly cast...
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Last comment 07/22/2015 by Spinco
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Coatings & Surface Engineering

93 blog entries, 434 comments (0 Viewing)

Graphene Coatings Can Condense More Power

07/17/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way to improve heat transfer from steam condensers in electricity...
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Just What the Doctor Ordered

06/25/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Thanks to innovative coatings, medical implants and devices are less invasive, less painful, and more functional. Scientists at Queen's University in...
Views: 180, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/29/2015 by Wrench twirler

Why Engineers Study Nature's Climbers

05/13/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Researchers studying other creatures to learn how they do the extraordinary things they do are finding that it's not as simple as it looks. They have...
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Last comment 05/14/2015 by Unredundant
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Chemical Manufacturing

94 blog entries, 342 comments (0 Viewing)

Boon for Europe's Chem Makers

07/07/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Despite oil price volatility and a weakened euro, it's a good time to be a petrochemical producer in Europe. Buyers of naphtha, olefins, aromatics, an...
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Pot Puts Chemists in High Demand

05/14/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Legalization of marijuana use, both for medical and recreational purposes, is creating high demand for chemists. According to one industry consultant...
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Last comment 05/18/2015 by James Stewart

Aerogel - How it Can Change Material Science

03/19/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
Aerogel is a synthetic and manmade porous ultralight material composed of a gel, with the liquid component of the gel having been replaced with that...
Views: 270, Comments: 8
Last comment 03/26/2015 by James Stewart
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Oil & Gas Technology

56 blog entries, 659 comments (0 Viewing)

Sustainability and the Downstream Sector

05/20/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The downstream market is quite rosy now, but expecting it to continue is risky. Although margins boosted by low cost crude are poised for growth i...
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Unconventionals Enter a New Phase

03/02/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Wood Mackenzie's prediction in the Unconventional Oil & Gas Report suggests that the unconventional revolution is entering a new phase. In the pas...
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Is Tapping the Monterey Shale Worth It?

11/12/2014 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Already pumping a tenth of total U.S. oil production, California sits on top of another massive formation, the Monterey Shale. The Unconventional Oil...
Views: 355, Comments: 21
Last comment 11/16/2014 by tcmtech
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Plastics Fabrication

80 blog entries, 316 comments (0 Viewing)

Scientific Scandal

05/01/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The international scientific community is responding to a serious breach of ethics in the publication of several papers from University of Texas r...
Views: 487, Comments: 25
Last comment 05/11/2015 by phoenix911

Updating Carbon Capture

02/25/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Scientists at Rice University are calling their newest discovery a breakthrough in carbon capture technology. They've developed a porous material that...
Views: 115, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/01/2015 by Kulas

Statewide Ban a Trend?

10/04/2014 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The California legislature has approved a state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags from grocery stores and pharmacies beginning in 2015. If signe...
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Last comment 10/06/2014 by ozzb
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Metals & Alloys

79 blog entries, 388 comments (0 Viewing)

Mini Motor Made Only of Liquid Metal

03/18/2015 by HUSH
Last week there were some dubious media reports that scientists were a step closer to T-1000 technology. Being the avid Terminator fan that I am, I...
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Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics

112 blog entries, 897 comments (0 Viewing)

Carbon Nanotube Cloth as a Protective Suit

02/12/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
The field of nanotechnology is vast and we are talking about a new feather in its cap: carbon nanotube cloth. As the name itself suggests, it is som...
Views: 303, Comments: 2
Last comment 02/13/2015 by Mike Proctor

Long Road Ahead for Carbon Fiber

12/26/2014 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Despite the growing use of carbon fiber in the automotive and aerospace industries to make cars and planes weigh less and cut fuel consumption, i...
Views: 225, Comments: 1
Last comment 12/29/2014 by Unredundant
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Plastics & Resins Blog

125 blog entries, 436 comments (0 Viewing)

Juice and Germs in 3D

12/20/2014 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
What do you get when you combine 3D printing, bacteria, and orange juice? A synthetic material that can be used in both medical and non-medical applic...
Views: 332, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/21/2014 by Noudge79

Graphene Forges on to the Fold

10/16/2014 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
In what they're calling a method that will pave the way for the future of fully foldable displays, scientists from the University of Cambridge Graph...
Views: 277, Comments: 1
Last comment 10/16/2014 by SolarEagle

Television in a Tube

08/03/2014 by IHS Engineering360 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 10/08/2014 by James Stewart
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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