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Reversible Color Change

05/20/2016 by HiTekRedNek
Does anyone know of a substance that will change color by application of a certain frequency of light,then revert back to the original color when anot...
Views: 286, Comments: 29
Last comment 05/24/2016 by James Stewart

Carbon Buildup in Toyota Hybrid EGR Exhaust Baffle

05/19/2016 by mrstephens
i have a clogged piece of baffling beyond the EGR valve in the exhaust system of my 2010 toyota prius.the clogged component is aluminum with no electr...
Views: 220, Comments: 7
Last comment 05/20/2016 by Autobroker

Rust Prevention Additives for Wet Blasting Steel

05/15/2016 by Anonymous Poster
I have some rusted steel plates to blast , wet blasting is the only method permitted for this location due to environmental controls. What chemicals...
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Last comment 05/23/2016 by whitefox

Nitrogen Diatomic Affinity Energy

05/11/2016 by Anonymous Poster
what is the energy required for N2 affinity?
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Last comment 05/14/2016 by nick name

Solvay Suspends Soda Ash Production in Alexandria

05/04/2016 by James Stewart I guess this means no more mummies for...
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Last comment 05/06/2016 by James Stewart
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Coatings & Surface Engineering

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Color-changing Fabric Could Shield Soldiers from View

05/18/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Scientists from Nanjing Tech University have developed an organic material that can change color with the addition of a low voltage. The material...
Views: 82, Comments: 0

Ultrathin Photovoltaics Produced in a Single Process

04/19/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Researchers at MIT are creating solar cells so thin and light, they can be mounted on a soap bubble. The manufacturing team created the solar cell, t...
Views: 113, Comments: 0

Heads Up: Computer Display on Contact Lenses

03/16/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Researchers from the University of South Australia have developed a film coating that may turn your ordinary contact lenses into computer screens. Th...
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Last comment 03/21/2016 by James Stewart
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Chemical Manufacturing

103 blog entries, 357 comments (0 Viewing)

New EPA Scrutiny for Chemical Makers

05/17/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Chemical makers, already heavily regulated, will face added U.S. Environmental Protection Agency scrutiny come October as a result of two new enforce...
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Last comment 05/25/2016 by rickmoore69

A Faster Way to Beer

04/18/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Just in time for spring break! A group of college students has found a faster way to make beer. The team from the University of Pennsylvania has come...
Views: 316, Comments: 9
Last comment 04/19/2016 by betomachine

Engineering Biopathway to Green Products

03/17/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Agricultural products like corn and sugarcane are used to produce a host of non-food products ranging from bioplastics to automobile fuel. But there'...
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Last comment 03/18/2016 by bullardrr
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Oil & Gas Technology

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Appalachian Basin Producing More Gas than Ever

05/25/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Low-cost Appalachian shale gas production has enabled the oldest U.S. natural gas producing area to re-establish itself as a supply juggernaut. Signi...
Views: 95, Comments: 1
Last comment 05/26/2016 by Phys

Slow Down, Move Faster — A New Approach to Drilling Optimization

05/13/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Faster may not be better, at least on the drill rig. The new buzzword is optimization. Rather than focus on rate of penetration, Drilling Contractor...
Views: 123, Comments: 0

Proposed Regs Increase Stress on Pipeline Operators

04/21/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
If the new Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed regulations become law, the term moderate consequence area (MCA) w...
Views: 108, Comments: 6
Last comment 04/22/2016 by GameJudge
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Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics

114 blog entries, 936 comments (0 Viewing)

Can a Material be Truly 'Bulletproof'?

04/13/2016 by HUSH
Bulletproofing is a big business and therefore an ever-developing area of focus for materials science. Erm, perhaps we'll call it bullet resistance...
Pathfinder Tags: armor bullet resistance bulletproof materials
Views: 334, Comments: 31
Last comment 04/21/2016 by adreasler

Carbon Fiber and 3-D Printing

01/28/2016 by cheme_wordsmithy
You've probably heard of carbon fiber. It's a specialty composite material that can be made many times stronger than steel and about two-thirds lighte...
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Last comment 01/29/2016 by phoenix911
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Plastics & Resins Blog

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BPA Substitute Triggers Similar Endocrine-Disrupting Effect

04/11/2016 by Quasar
"BPA-free" products might not be as safe as you think. Researchers at the Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau in Canada have found that...
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Views: 131, Comments: 3
Last comment 04/12/2016 by SolarEagle

Shape-shifting Polymer Both Strong and Sensitive

03/15/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a new shape-shifting polymer that reforms in response to the slightest touch, and at body heat...
Views: 102, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/16/2016 by John Shoesole

Gauging Green Composites

11/22/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
In an effort to quantify how "green" cellulose reinforced composites really are, a team based out of Imperial College London and University College L...
Views: 337, Comments: 3
Last comment 11/24/2015 by Sciesis2
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Plastics Fabrication

82 blog entries, 319 comments (0 Viewing)

Houston, We Don't Have a Problem

10/25/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
With the ability to heal itself from the penetration of a bullet in less than one second, a new material developed by a team at the University of Mic...
Views: 503, Comments: 3
Last comment 10/28/2015 by Legolaz

Chip Off the New Block

09/15/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Researchers at Duke University are telling the world that integrating lasers on silicon chips is so yesterday: instead they've developed a method to...
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Organ Pipes: An Enduring Application for Lead

03/08/2016 posted in Notes & Lines
by Jonathan Fuller
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has thrown lead contamination (as well as poor government oversight and possibly corruption) into the public spo...
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Webinar Calendar – January 2016

01/11/2016 posted in IHS Product Design Blog
by SavvyExacta
Engineering360 has a great lineup of webinars each month. Learn about specific topics from industry experts, for free, from the comfort of your own...
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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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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
Views: 606, Comments: 6
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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