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HBO's His Dark Materials TV series: Full trailer, release date, cast, plot and more     – CNET
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A new trailer for the HBO and BBC co-production has sailed ashore just in time for the ending of other fantasy epic Game of Thrones.

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Tesla execs sneakily start a reusable materials company     – CNET
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The energy company’s CTO and head of special projects are listed as executive officers of Redwood Materials, a “recycling, remanufacturing and reuse” company.

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Apple wants to stop mining and start making everything from recycled materials
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Enlarge / In the future, parts from old iPhones could be used to build new ones. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Today Apple released its Environmental Responsibility Report (PDF) for the 2016 fiscal year, detailing the progress of the company’s environmental initiatives and laying out some of its goals for the future. Apple remains committed to reducing its […]

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Bendy see-thru mobes? Materials scientists make nanofilm advance
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The film will be used for rollable and expandable smartphone screens Researchers have created a new flexible nanomaterial film that boasts a “world record” combination of transparency and electrical conductivity, making it an ideal candidate for roll-up touchscreens.…

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No Joke, MultiFab Prints 10 Materials at Once
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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL, this week presented a new MultiFab printer at SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics conference. For all of the promise 3D printing has offered, additive manufacturing techniques generally have been limited to one material at a time — until now. The […]

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Cutting-edge 3D printer prints in 10 materials simultaneously
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MIT engineers have built a 3D printer that can print in 10 different materials at once, streamlining the manufacturing process.

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Freedom of information requests turn up creationist materials in schools
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In 2008, Louisiana passed the first “academic freedom” laws meant to protect teachers from discipline should they introduce unscientific ideas when teaching topics like evolution and climate change. At the time, Zack Kopplin was a student in Louisiana public schools; he’s been campaigning to have the law, called the Louisiana Science Education Act, repealed ever […]

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Here's how 'flawless' materials break on a nanoscopic scale
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Have you ever wondered why a supposedly defect-free material ends up cracking? Penn State researchers have an answer. They’ve studied supposedly flawless materials (in this case, palladium nanowires) to see how they break on a nanoscopic level. As it…

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Space-ready materials, race-tuned dynamics—meet the most credible Corvette yet
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The Corvette has many identities. It has long been America’s homegrown sports car. And over the decades, Corvettes have variously been boulevard cruisers, track-focused animals, even mid-life crisis mobiles. But perhaps most often, these vehicles are highway eye candy, the envy of many thrill seekers. Corvette has not reached its current status on gear appeal alone, however. The unseen ingredient […]

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