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Video: Self-Healing Polymer Fixes Itself Under Ultraviolet Light
Self-healing materials are a thing of the future, but certainly not a distant future. For instance, NASA plans to wrap...
New Metallic Glass Beats Steel as the Toughest, Strongest Material Yet
Materials scientists in California have made a special metallic glass with a strength and toughness greater than any known material,...
New Armored Wall System Assembles Like Legos, Could Replace Sandbags in Afghanistan
Attention recruits. Those of you landing in Afghanistan in coming months may not have to engage in the sandbag stacking...
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A dance floor that harnesses people power, and other engineering innovations in action
Caveman Cuisine Goes Space Age
New gear makes summer grilling safer, simpler and, yes, even tastier-just in time for July 4th