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Published on September 30th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

The GameYale University at Lehigh UniversityOct. 1, 12:30 p.m., ET Both of these teams know their football and have rich traditions. Lehigh, I’m told, has the longest running matchup in college football in their 146-game rivalry with Lafayette. At Yale, “The Game,” (meaning the Harvard contest) is much anticipated every year. However, these guys play …

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Basic science




Published on September 29th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

Glass forming machine with a bank of 5-20 identical sections, each of which contains one complete set of molding mechanisms to make containers. Credit: Wikipedia Laser manufacturing usually conjures images of high energy welding, rapid prototyping or precision cutting. A recent press release from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology describes a laser manufacturing method that …

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ACerS news




Published on September 28th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The ACerS Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division wants to invite all MS&T’11 attendees to join them for several NETD-related events for the big meeting in Columbus, Ohio. NETD has assembled a very strong technical program for this year’s conference. Two symposia covering a range of technical topics that are likely to be of particular interest …

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NETD has selected John Marra as the winner of the Rankin Award for MS&T’11, which recognizes a member of the division who has demonstrated exemplary service. Marra served as chair of the NETD in 1994-1995 and as trustee from 1997-2000. The D.T. Rankin Award will be presented at the NETD Annual Business Meeting at MS&T’11.

Cozzi reports that the winners of the student travel stipend awards (for MS&T’11) are:

Steven Hsieh, University of Washington;

Kathlene Lindley, Iowa State University

Ashish Singh, Oklahoma State University

Blake Whitley, University of Alabama

The winning students have been asked to attend the NETD General Business Meeting at MS&T’11 (see above), where they will be introduced to division members and awarded the stipends.

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on September 28th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

Mesoporous titania-bronze microspheres show promise as lithium-ion battery anodes. Credit: M. Paranthaman; ORNL Conceptually, lithium-ion batteries are simple devices comprising the anode, cathode and electrolyte. The anode’s job is to grab and stash lithium ions as fast as it can and to give them up speedily when current is drawn off through the cathode. The …

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Business




Published on September 27th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Check ’em out: Profile of the Department for Nanostructured Materials at the Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia): An evolution of a ceramics department Study indicates that titanium oxide nanoparticles cause brain damage in fish Molycorp falls as JPMorgan cuts rating on rare-earth decline Researchers develop new class of energy-storage device – a “surface-mediated cell” – that has …

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Business




Published on September 27th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Ribbon-cutting ceremony of Ft. Carson (Colo.) solar array. Credit: Army. Apparently the beginning of this effort was announced at a conference last month, but I recently learned (h/t TPMIdeaLab) that the Army is making a major step to energy independence — and “enhanced”  energy security — with a 10-year, $7.1 billion “investment” in a portfolio …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on September 27th, 2011 | By: cstanier

Mechanism for the occurrence of ZTE. NTEM and PTET denote negative thermal expansion caused by magnetic ordering and positive thermal expansion caused by temperature, respectively, and aM and aT are the corresponding lattice parameters. ΔaM and ΔaT are the changes in the lattice parameter caused by magnetic ordering and temperature, respectively. In the temperature range …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on September 23rd, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

Energy secretary, Steven Chu, and ARPA-E director, Arun Majumdar. Majumdar recently announced the next Energy Innovation Summit will be Feb. 27-29, 2012. Credit: ARPA-E The lead story in today’s ARPA-E e-Newsletter is an announcement for the 2012 rendering of the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. Among the keynote speakers is Bill Gates. Really? What does Gates …

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