Issue Date: August 5, 2013
Materials Genome Initiative
In June 2011, the White House set out an audacious goal for materials science: Cut in half the time it takes to get a newly designed material from the lab to the marketplace. Even the program’s name—the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), inspired by the massive Human Genome Project—was chosen to reflect that broad ambition.
Like its namesake, MGI is predicated on the need to understand the essential components of materials: what they are, . . .
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