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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2014
     
    Posted By: Trimevery day use instead of just military.


    Another scand-al.
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    There's scandium evidence for that
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2015 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2015
     
    SD

    Nanofibers twisted together to create structures tougher than bullet proof vests.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326112338.htm
    • CommentAuthorbr
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2015
     
    Could be useful for space tethers...? Just another 100,000 km or so to go.
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    This is always the question and it never seems to be answered. In MegaYuris
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2015
     
    Posted By: brCould be useful for space tethers...? Just another 100,000 km or so to go.


    I am in favour of rotating Hoy space tethers they are only a few hundred kilometres long and much, much cheaper and doable.

    Using momentum exchange bits of very sellable space material from the moon and asteroids can be lowered from LEO t the sea or Australia, exchanging momentum with earth produce materials (humans) for a very cost effective way into space.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2015
     
    BBC

    Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31725045
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2015
     
    NW

    Atomic structure identified in coherent interfaces between superhard materials of diamond and boron nitride.

    http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=39688.php
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2015
     
    NW

    Sea sponge anchors are natural models of strength.

    http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=39673.php
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2015
     
    Po

    Theoretical physicists design 'holy grail' of materials science.

    http://phys.org/news/2015-03-theoretical-physicists-holy-grail-materials.html
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    The holy grail is room temperature superconductivity
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2015
     
    NBF

    3D printed metamaterial can cause energy gain.

    http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/02/3d-printed-metamaterial-can-cause.html
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    It used to be all done with mirrors. Now it's all done with batteries.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2015
     
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    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2015
     
    Po

    Scientists create invisible objects without metamaterial cloaking.

    http://phys.org/news/2015-04-scientists-invisible-metamaterial-cloaking.html
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    Can invisible pink unicorns be far behind?
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    They are always behind. I know they're there. Charlie told me.

    ETA did you grok that method? I found myself not understanding, being severely pre-nap or stupid about it maybe
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2015
     
    The Wiki article on Fano resonance is useful. (It might have been called Majorana resonance.) The key thing is that the effect is due to an interaction between a continuum scattering process and a resonant scattering that has a rather narrow line width. So it will only work at particular frequencies depending on the material. That would be rather easy to defeat by observing with a broadband source.

    This invisibility stuff baffles me. It all has some restriction that means it isn't going to be generally useful for hiding your battlecruiser.
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    What if you used all of them, each with their resonant frequencies, all at once?