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Extreme Lightweighting Solutions - Alpine Advanced Materials
New structural nanocomposite HX5, thermoplastic alternative to aluminum. Is this the carbon nanotube CNT infused plastic that was used in the F-35 being commercialized?
HX5  structural  nanocomposite  composite  materials  science  research  technology 
april 2019 by asteroza
Optics InfoBase: Optica - Flexible photonic metastructures for tunable coloration
Interesting method for structured color changing. If they can get MEMS actuators to flex the silicone substrate on demand, you have a real chameleon skin cloak.
high  contrast  metastructure  silicon  bar  grating  flexible  silicone  backing  substrate  structural  color  chameleon  skin  materials  science  research  technology  camouflage  Delicious 
march 2015 by asteroza
Commercial Grid Scaling of Energy Bags for Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage
Some improvements in the design of high tensile strength balloon bags as a compressed air energy storage device, as a spinoff from doing Bigelow Aerospace TransHab style inflatable space station module production and research.
UWCAES  CAES  underwater  ocean  energy  storage  bag  balloon  compressed  air  green  structural  tendon  strip  fabric  textile  research  technology  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Cell structure gives African fruit its iridescent hue : Nature News & Comment
Oh wow, berries with what amounts to a photonic crystal membrane structure, turning them into glitterberry mirrorballs via structural color.
natural  mirrorball  sheen  metal  iridescence  research  crystal  photonic  color  structural  technology  science  materials  biology  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza

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