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Breakthrough material is barely more than air

An airy, shock-absorbing nickel lattice of extremely low density could improve vehicles, aircraft, and batteries, its creators predict.

By November 18, 2011

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Breakthrough material is barely more than air

This story was initially published with incorrect collaboration partners. The original lattice work was in conjunction with the University of Southern California, but the low-density work was with Caltech and the University of California at Irvine.

By November 18, 2011

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Breakthrough material is barely more than air

Researchers at HRL Laboratories, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Irvine have created what they say is the lowest-density material, a lattice of hollow tubes of the metal nickel.

By November 21, 2011

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Tight squeeze? Squishy robots could go from hard to soft

New material could help robots switch between hard and soft states to squeeze through small spaces -- much like an octopus.

By July 14, 2014

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The world's most accurate clock will keep time for 5 billion years

An experimental clock has set the records for both accuracy and stability, being able to keep time for longer than the Earth has been in existence.

By January 22, 2014

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World's first 3D-printed titanium bike is super light

Empire Cycles in the UK has partnered with additive manufacturer Renishaw to create the world's first fully 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame.

By February 6, 2014

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IBM's graphene-based circuitry could boost wireless communications

Researchers at Big Blue improved graphene-based radio receiver performance by attaching the fragile form of carbon material at the end of the chipmaking process.

By January 30, 2014

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IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

Big Blue sets a five-year plan to figure out the manufacturing technology for the great-grandchild of today's chip tech -- and the even more different generations beyond that.

By July 9, 2014

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Wonder material graphene taught to act electronically

Rice University researchers develop a technique to modify the surface of graphene, a step toward controlling it like a semiconductor for multi-purpose electronic circuits, optics, and chemical sensors.

By November 30, 2011

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Are we in the Matrix? Science looks for signs we're not real

Some say the odds are good that we're living in a computer simulation, and a few researchers think they might know how to find out the truth.

By December 13, 2013