Monthly Archives: May 2015

Vibration dampening with honeycomb materials

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In a study just published in Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, Dixon M. Correa, Carolyn Conner Seepersad, and Michael R. Haberman at the University of Texas at Austin describe a model of honeycomb materials they developed that includes negative stiffness in their construction and design, which allows the cells in the honeycomb to return to their original shape, making these materials reusable.

Outrun molecular radiation damage with electrons?

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What is the best way to image biological macromolecules at the structural/atomic level? And another question—what will be the best way to image those molecules? Those are key questions for understanding biological functions at a cellular level; and yet the image techniques that we can use—x-ray crystallography and transmission electron microscopy—damage the molecules as they… Read more »