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Mechanical properties news, July 2014

A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures.

Tough, ultralight foam of atom-thick sheets can be made to any size and shape through a chemical process invented at Rice University.

Applying just the right amount of tension to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator, according to scientists.

New material that can change from hard to soft states.

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A group of researchers have found that by gradually changing the internal structure of metals they can make stronger, tougher materials.

Scientists have discovered that proteins found within the nuclear pore function similar to a velcro.

What is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley.

A new mathematical model could help engineers control the formation of wrinkle, crease, and fold structures in a wide variety of materials.

The best in materials science news from June 2014.

Researchers have developed new “sensing skin” technology designed to serve as an early warning system for concrete structures.

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