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Mechanical properties news, June 2015

A look at a recent study into the interactions of metal alloys at the nanometer and atomic scales.

Strong lightweight carbon fibers made from recycled plant matter could replace glass fibers in high-performance composites used in cars and airplanes.

The promise of self-healing thermoplastic materials may be one step closer, thanks to recent work from Chinese researchers.

Watch a video on Interstitial Flow in the Hierarchical Pore Space Architecture of Bone Tissue.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are developing a new kind of gripper.

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking new energy-absorbing structure.

Food Scientists and materials scientists and engineers gain new source of up-to-date, trustworthy reference content.

Ultracompact highly sensitive sensor for analyzing the chemical composition.

Tuning friction between surfaces and superlubricity.

Researchers have shown how defects first form on the road to failure.

Cedric Barroo (Faculty of Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) has won the 2014 Frans Habraken Best Paper Award.

The 2015 winner of the 2015 W.H. Zachariasen Award award has been announced: John Mauro of Corning, International.

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