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Nanoparticles toughen wind turbine blades
Wind turbine blades, like those atop the Pocono Mountains in northeast Pennsylvania, can cost upwards of $100,000 a blade, says Raymond Pearson, director of the Center for Polymer Science and Engineering.

Imaging advances greener catalysts
The catalytic processes used to produce chemicals and fuels could become much more environmentally friendly thanks to a discovery by researchers at Lehigh and Rice Universities.

A noninvasive probe of lunar soil, with X-ray vision
Using a new imaging technique, materials scientists open a window on the moon’s geological history.