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    What materials can bring the Hyperloop into reality?(24/08/2020)

    Imagine being able to take a trip from New York to Washington, or from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf in 30 minutes. Samir Jaber, Content Writer at Matmatch, provides insights about this futuristic transportation from a materials science perspective.

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    Emerging trends in automotive materials: Making cars more innovative and sustainable(14/08/2020)

    The automotive industry is in the midst of a technological revolution characterised by the convergence of new digital technologies with traditional car manufacture.

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    Shielding the Solar Orbiter against extreme heat(30/07/2020)

    Last February, the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter started a two-year journey to provide the first detailed pictures of the sun’s poles and insights about the never-before-observed magnetic environment that regulates the sun’s 11-year solar cycle. How can a satellite move around the sun without burning? Here Samir Jaber, content writer at Matmatch, explores the materials that protect a solar orbiter.

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    The materials of Formula 1 racing: How material science keeps the world’s most popular motorsport safe(03/06/2020)

    Formula 1 is unique. There are few other examples of sports where intense speed, high skill and cutting-edge engineering are intermixed so completely.

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    Materials market in lockdown(02/06/2020)

    Webinar outlines the search trends and new opportunities for the materials market.

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    An exoskeleton fit for a Cybertruck(03/02/2020)

    To say that the Cybertruck is different is an understatement. Since its launch, people have talked about its high towing and payload capability, longer driving range, increased battery capacity and reasonably tiered pricing. However, most of the discussion pertains to Tesla’s bold aesthetic design. Here, Ben Smye, head of growth at Matmatch, examines the influence of material selection in the design and aesthetic of the vehicle.

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    How to minimise project disruption due to trade instability(13/08/2019)

    With the US having increased tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion from 10 to 25%, Melissa Albeck, CEO of Matmatch, explores the critical nature of the supplier-engineer bond.

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    How to make Valyrian steel(03/06/2019)

    Valyrian steel is one of the few known substances that can kill the monstrous White Walkers in Game of Thrones (GoT). The secret to forging Valyrian steel, however, is seemingly lost in the Doom of Valyria and so creating new Valyrian steel weapons has been deemed impossible.

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    How to make Valyrian steel(25/04/2019)

    Ben Smye, head of growth at materials search engine Matmatch, explores the materials that inspired GoT’s Valyrian steel.

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    The last (plastic) straw(08/04/2019)

    In the battle against plastic pollution, few things have grown to be as emblematic of our overconsumption of single-use plastics as the plastic drinking straw. Here, Ben Smye, Head of Marketing at Matmatch, explores some sustainable substitute materials for the drinking straw.

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    Aluminium alloys in the aerospace industry(05/07/2018)

    Aluminium has a long and successful history in the aerospace industry. As far back as the 19th century, Count Ferdinand Zeppelin made the frames of his iconic airships from it. Aluminium was chosen as it is lightweight, strong, and has a high resistance to corrosion.

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    Tantalum: Real-life counterpart of Black Panther’s vibranium(01/06/2018)

    Comic book fans flocked to cinemas as Black Panther hit the screens. Underpinning the film’s plot was fictional metal vibranium, which powered the titular hero’s kingdom of Wakanda. Interestingly, this metal was, in part, inspired by tantalum. So, what of the Marvel Universe vibranium’s real-life counterpart?

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