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Chameleon-like artificial ‘skin’ shifts color on demand


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In my sector (commercial maritime):

As insofar as metals are considered, steel is king. But more and more "exotic" high tensile stuff is being used. However, the biggest problem is corrosion, the holy grail would be a coating for ballast tanks that would last 25 years (Ie, the life of an normal vessel) permitting more creative hull shapes.
In composites, I see far more advance in the resins and the "fillers" than the fibre itself. Curing techniques and all that too.
Another thing that is in testing are composite blades with only the leading edge being metal.
 

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http://www.ornl.gov/ornl/news/features/2015/mixing-up-a-batch-of-stronger-metals

Mixing many metals
 

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Composite development for weapons

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http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-releases/2015/transparent-armor-from-nrl-spinel-could-also-ruggedize-your-smart-phone
 

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http://phys.org/news/2015-05-nanofibers.html

More a new manufacturing technology for a 'material' but interesting.
 

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Has there been any progress or information regarding[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, geneva, swiss, arial, helvetica, geneva, sans-serif] CINCH which stands for(Competitive Impulse Non-Carcinogenic Hypergol)[/font] and rolls off the tongue way easier than 2-Dimethylaminoethylazide. It was supposed to be a non-toxic Aerozine-50 substitute. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-Dimethylaminoethylazide
Is it still being looked at?
What are its drawbacks? Is it ridiculously expensive to make?
How easily could it be substituted? Could you run it in a Titan?
 

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http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/05/new-class-of-magnets-that-swell-in.html
 

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http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/06/beyond-graphene-2d-materials-with.html

http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/06/fraunhofer-gesellschaf-industrializing.html

High strength/High Temperature coatings.
 

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http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/semiconductors/materials/a-slender-bright-invisbility-cloak
 

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http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/07/28/Researchers-discover-highest-ever-melting-point/4371438108391/

Some of the 'cooler' sunspots are lower temperature than this :eek:

Could it make a nice leading edge of a hypersonic aircraft?

On a side note I hope they are using same computer tech to develop new 'super' energetics for propulsion and warheads.
 

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bobbymike said:
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/07/28/Researchers-discover-highest-ever-melting-point/4371438108391/

Some of the 'cooler' sunspots are lower temperature than this :eek:

Could it make a nice leading edge of a hypersonic aircraft?

On a side note I hope they are using same computer tech to develop new 'super' energetics for propulsion and warheads.
The particular trick they used, low entropy difference between phase states with a high initial solid phase entropy state, may be applicable to lower order materials via the predicted tweaking. Which may mean improving existing materials via slight recipe changes. Wasn't there work recently on high entropy metal alloys that resulted in some interesting new alloys?
 

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http://www.nwfdailynews.com/article/20150724/NEWS/150729692/15934/NEWS

New metal for munitions and possibly armor.
 

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Glass with properties of rubber.

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