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A Metal Composite that will (Literally) Float Your Boat

Researchers have demonstrated a new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water. A boat made of such lightweight composites will not sink despite damage to its structure. The new material also promises to improve automotive...

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Vikram Kapila Is Honored for His Contributions to NYU

When Vikram Kapila, a professor of mechanical engineering, received the Polytechnic School of Engineering’s 2014 Jacobs Excellence in Education Award, he was characteristically modest, asserting that the award honors not only the recipients...