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Materials
Concrete: Universal Building Material  (May 1990)
Designing Diamond Circuits for Extreme Environments (Sep 2011)
Film: An Extraordinary Imaging Tool  (Aug 1987)
Glass: Sand's Versatile Gift  (Mar 1988)
Nitinol: Metal With a Memory  (Sep 1993)
Nylon: The Ubiquitous, Indispensable Superpolymer  (Jul 1988)
Paint: Coloring Our World  (Jun 2004)
Polyethylene: Versatile for High and Low Tech  (Feb 1988)
Researchers Say No to Polystyrene and Petroleum-Based Products  (Oct 2009)
Rubber: Rolling On and On  (May 1989)
Teflon: The Accidental Superpolymer  (Sep 1988)
Unraveling Mysteries of Spider Silk  (Jun 2010)

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