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Postby YMix » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:06 pm

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Re: New Materials

Postby YMix » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:44 pm

More fungus!

Mushroom-Grown Chairs Are Strong and Compostable

You might think of mushrooms as something you put on pizza. But for a while, researchers have been looking at using some types of fungi as biological factories to produce a tough, durable material that could be used for everything from chairs to entire buildings.

Terreform ONE, a Brooklyn-based group that promotes urban design, recently was named as a finalist in the Spark Awards design competition for using mycoform, as the material is called, to produce a suite of “multi-curved biomaterial furniture.”

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Re: New Materials

Postby Simple Minded » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:56 am

YMix wrote:
More fungus!

Mushroom-Grown Chairs Are Strong and Compostable

You might think of mushrooms as something you put on pizza. But for a while, researchers have been looking at using some types of fungi as biological factories to produce a tough, durable material that could be used for everything from chairs to entire buildings.

Terreform ONE, a Brooklyn-based group that promotes urban design, recently was named as a finalist in the Spark Awards design competition for using mycoform, as the material is called, to produce a suite of “multi-curved biomaterial furniture.”

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When the wife says "I'm sick of looking at that old couch, I'm getting a new one!" Instead of arguing, you can say "fine. I'll re-cycle the old one."

and then you smoke it! :P
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Re: New Materials

Postby noddy » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:31 am

cupboard is empty, fry the couch in butter n garlic.
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Re: New Materials

Postby YMix » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:19 am

Simple Minded wrote:and then you smoke it! :P


Ten years' worth of a$$ sweat gives a new meaning to "good $hit". Not to mention all the cat hair in it.
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Re: New Materials

Postby noddy » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:30 am

if i had a background in such things id suggest you should dip them in honey rather than smoke them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psilocybe_cubensis

eat that butt sweat.

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Re: New Materials

Postby Simple Minded » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:10 pm

noddy wrote:if i had a background in such things id suggest you should dip them in honey rather than smoke them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psilocybe_cubensis

eat that butt sweat.

gold tops rock - they are one of the things from my misspent youth i dont regret.


legal or illegal in Stralia?
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Re: New Materials

Postby noddy » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:07 pm

illegal, treated like lsd or the other class a psychedelics.
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Re: New Materials

Postby YMix » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:04 am

Material could harvest sunlight by day, release heat on demand hours or days later

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The finding, by MIT professor Jeffrey Grossman, postdoc David Zhitomirsky, and graduate student Eugene Cho, is described in a paper in the journal Advanced Energy Materials. The key to enabling long-term, stable storage of solar heat, the team says, is to store it in the form of a chemical change rather than storing the heat itself. Whereas heat inevitably dissipates over time no matter how good the insulation around it, a chemical storage system can retain the energy indefinitely in a stable molecular configuration, until its release is triggered by a small jolt of heat (or light or electricity).

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Such chemically-based storage materials, known as solar thermal fuels (STF), have been developed before, including in previous work by Grossman and his team. But those earlier efforts "had limited utility in solid-state applications" because they were designed to be used in liquid solutions and not capable of making durable solid-state films, Zhitomirsky says. The new approach is the first based on a solid-state material, in this case a polymer, and the first based on inexpensive materials and widespread manufacturing technology.

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Materials Science

Postby Doc » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:54 am

https://scienmag.com/for-first-time-eve ... t-process/
For first time ever, X-ray imaging at Argonne captures material defect process
January 17, 2017


In a study published Jan. 16 in Nature Materials, researchers at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, reveal they have captured – for the first time ever – images of the creation of structural defects in palladium when the metal is exposed to hydrogen.
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Re: Materials Science

Postby Doc » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:21 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38768683

Claim made for hydrogen 'wonder material'
By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent

Scientists in the US say they have at last managed to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal.
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Re: Materials Science

Postby Typhoon » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:49 pm

Doc wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38768683

Claim made for hydrogen 'wonder material'
By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent

Scientists in the US say they have at last managed to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal.


Turns out this is a very competitive field and the claim is being challenged by other groups.

Physics Today | Has metallic hydrogen been discovered at last?

If validated, a contested experiment would complete the 80-year quest to squeeze the lightest element into a solid metal.
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Re: Materials Science

Postby Doc » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:01 am

Typhoon wrote:
Doc wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38768683

Claim made for hydrogen 'wonder material'
By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent

Scientists in the US say they have at last managed to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal.


Turns out this is a very competitive field and the claim is being challenged by other groups.

Physics Today | Has metallic hydrogen been discovered at last?

If validated, a contested experiment would complete the 80-year quest to squeeze the lightest element into a solid metal.


Yeah I saw that If they can pull it off sounds like it would be a miracle metal
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