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Mechanical properties news, April 2017

Scientists have developed a novel process for 3D printing structures using an ink made from simulants of Martian and lunar dust.

Open source hardware: first issue of HardwareX now available

Explore the first issue of HardwareX.

Scientists have produced the first fully-functional microprocessor logic devices built from few-atom-thick layered materials.

A new self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts.

‘Fuzzy fibers’ of silicon carbide that act like Velcro can strengthen the composites used in advanced rocket engines.

A new way to make glass bend and flex could allow for the development of lab-on-a-chip devices that work at the nanoscale.

Cutting edge research at the interface between physics and materials science.

By exposing the ceramic silicon nitride to high temperatures and pressures, scientists have managed to make it transparent.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

Renewable energy realized through new metal oxides using high-throughput computation and experiment

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