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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    27 Dec '15 18:11
    http://www.globalviralnews.com/2015-12-27-reasearchers-creates-very-strong-and-lightweight-metal-for-airplanes-spacecraft-and-cars

    Magnesium is a lot lighter than even aluminum and this new result gives the metal a lot of strength without effecting ductility.

    SiC is Silicon Carbide, a very hard material used for among other things, cutters for lathes and milling machines.

    The difficulty before was getting the stuff in nanoparticle sizes to disperse evenly in the molten metal.

    That is what this new work accomplishes.

    This is only one result. There will be a lot more of this in the future with other materials.
  2. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    28 Dec '15 03:41
    Interesting article, but an odd website. No attributions or credits - it could be anyone's idea of an April Fool joke, to all intents and purposes. Not suggesting the article is, but it's unusual to read scientific stuff without names and credits and references and links.
  3. 28 Dec '15 06:33
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Interesting article, but an odd website. No attributions or credits - it could be anyone's idea of an April Fool joke, to all intents and purposes. Not suggesting the article is, but it's unusual to read scientific stuff without names and credits and references and links.
    Here is an article with the same story on UCLA's website. Again, no lists of credits.
    http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-researchers-create-exceptionally-strong-and-lightweight-new-metal

    There is however a link to the actual paper:
    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v528/n7583/full/nature16445.html

    The timing is interesting in that it was submitted to Nature in April but only actually published in December. It takes a while for papers to get published - hopefully this is because of a thorough review process.
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Dec '15 18:24
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Here is an article with the same story on UCLA's website. Again, no lists of credits.
    http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-researchers-create-exceptionally-strong-and-lightweight-new-metal

    There is however a link to the actual paper:
    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v528/n7583/full/nature16445.html

    The timing is interesting in that it was s ...[text shortened]... es a while for papers to get published - hopefully this is because of a thorough review process.
    That link only lists the abstract. The actual article is a pay for thing, 10 to $32.