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Learning from sea creatures how to make cool glassy structures

Learning from sea creature spicules how to make cool glassy structures.

Surface reflections from glass surfaces can be reduced to nearly zero by etching tiny nanoscale features into them.

Composites company Kordsa and Sabancı University have joined together to form the Directional Composites Through Manufacturing Innovation (DiCoMi) project.

Liquid ice, ordered glasses and other amorphous paradoxes.

Computer simulations have shown that the molecules in glasses such as amorphous ice can sometimes be arranged in a previously undetected order.

New approach integrates liposomal technology with ‘smart’ hydrogels that are responsive to NIR light.

Frictional, structural, and mechanical studies of hind leg femur-tibia joint of katydids reveals novel antifriction and antiwear properties.

Pathogen-mimicking nanocomplex tricks the body into launching immune response against tumors.

Scientists have discovered that stable glasses can possess optical properties such as birefringence that are usually only found in ordered materials.

Glassy carbon is lightweight, ultrastrong, very hard, elastic, and electrically conductive and is ideal for military armor and aerospace applications.

Silica nanopowder in a polymeric matrix makes fused silica glass amenable to modern 3D-printing methods.

Cheap bundles of fibres could be used to clear up oil spills in the future.

Fernando Torres recipient of 2017 Embracing Challenge award

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Studies of the connection between viscosity and atomic interactions have revealed that glass transition starts at higher temperatures than thought.

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