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Published on February 15th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Back in August, we noted the work Daniel Nocera a professor of chemistry at MIT, who is leading has developed an unprecedented electrolysis process that uses the sun’s energy to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen gases. The gases can then be stored and later run through a fuel cell to produce electricity as …

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Published on February 13th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The American Ceramic Society has now posted videos of four lectures presented last October as part of the Society’s annual meeting. Each of the lectures is approximately one-hour in length and presented in a “YouTube” level of quality to provide the most ease in viewing. Each of the lectures is presented by a luminary in …

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Published on February 13th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

SCHOTT, one of the world’s largest and most innovative glassmakers, reports the accomplishment of another first – the combination of solar panels and colored glass in the design of a stunningly beautiful stairway facade, integrated into the walls of the firm’s administration building in Mainz, Germany. Designed by German artist Paul Wurdel, the beautiful solar stairway …

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Published on February 12th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

A scientist at the Ohio Aerospace Institute has been chosen by two major Chinese scientific groups to receive an award in recognition of his accomplishments in materials science and technology research. Mrityunjay “Jay” Singh is being singled out for the Lee Hsun Lecture Award administered by the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science and the …

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Published on February 9th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/son_of_oobleck.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/son_of_oobleck.jpg}]   One can never get enough oobleck! Instead of running across it, this time, our video features Faraday waves, fingers and vortex (and vortices). This video is courtesy of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas at Austin

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Published on February 9th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

FuelCell Energy Inc. reports it has been awarded a hefty contract for Phase II of the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance’s Coal-Based Systems Cooperative Agreement. The total program cost is $30.2 million of which $21 million will be funded by DOE. The goal in Phase II to build a minimum …

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Published on February 9th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Researchers say that logic and memory functions of future electronic devices could shrink an order of magnitude (one or two nanometers, instead of tens of nanometers) if they can control domain walls, the transition zones in a material that separate regions of different magnetic, electric or other properties. And, by “control,” the researchers remarkably mean …

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Published on February 9th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Dow Corning Corp., known for its silicon-based technology, is betting it can be a major supplier to solar industry via a capital investment of several billion dollars. The investment will include construction of a new plant in Hemlock, Mich., where the firm will begin manufacturing high-purity monosilane, a critical specialty gas central to the production …

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Published on February 9th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Dubbed the “Oscars of Innovation” by the Chicago Tribune, the R&D 100 Awards, presented annually by R&D magazine, are a badge of distinction that identifies a product as one of the most creative and noteworthy inventions of the year. Researchers at Argonne National Lab, aided by two Illinois firms, have captured one of these 2008 …

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Published on February 9th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Their invention of lunar brick has earned a Virginia Tech student research team one of only two awards presented in a 2008 design competition sponsored by PISCES, an international research center dedicated to developing new technologies for life in outer space. Part of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, PISCES – the Pacific International Space Center …

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