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A new, bigger home for Materialia Indica

Update (31 August 2013): Things have changed since we mad this announcement back in 2009. Due primarily to lack of activity at our site at, we are saying good bye to it. Now, the Materialia Indica community  has a … Continue reading

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On computer simulations in materials science

The conventional analytical treatment of actual systems can in fact only be successfully performed in the simplest cases. It fails when a more or less realistic model of multiphase alloys in considered. As a matter of fact, computer simulation is … Continue reading

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Materializing Innovation at GE …

Hi Friends, I am Suchismita, a new blogger to Materialia Indica. For the last 8 years, I have been with the Materials Research team at GE Global Research. I am also an alumnus of IISc, so when Abi mentioned about … Continue reading

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Cancer and Nanobombs

Recent issue of Materials Today reports: In the realm of science fiction, the idea of tiny nanorobots that can enter the human body and seek out and destroy unwanted elements has been prevalent. This idea has been made a reality … Continue reading

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Clean water for everyone: How can nanotechnology help?

Overcoming the difficulties of nanotechnology water treatments means developing innovative solutions to engineer a usable product. One answer could be to develop methods where the nanoparticles need not be suspended in the water. For example, one can stick — or … Continue reading

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Metals and Stars

This is the International Year of Astronomy. Some of the earliest discoveries of humankind revolve around metallurgy and astronomy. In fact the seven metals of antiquity are all closely identified with the heavenly bodies. Thus the sun is linked to … Continue reading

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Nuclear tests without nukes

An interesting pieces of an article about fusion power that is about to be demonstrated at National ignition facility in the year 2010.  For full article go here ……Next year, researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California … Continue reading

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