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Published on July 23rd, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

Since everyone has warm, nostalgic feelings for NASA and its technology this week, here’s the latest in aerogel doodads: Toasty Feet insoles provide a thermal barrier between your feet and the ground by using the nonporous insulating material – aerogel. This nanotechnology, developed for and used by NASA, is the lightest and lowest-density solid known …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 22nd, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

Gentlemen, start your fuel cells! Last August, Ceramic Tech Weekly reported on the first Formula Zero Championship. It was the first racing competition fueled by hydrogen. Next month, the team from Delft, Netherlands, will try to extend their title as reigning world champion. “Team Delft” consists of more than 40 students from various faculties of …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 22nd, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

MIT’s online Technology Review has posted an interesting interview with Mark Little, GE’s director of research, on a number of energy-related topics. He reveals some interesting thoughts on GE’s plan for building a 350-employee sodium-nickel-chlorine battery manufacturing plant (that hinges on the approval of its request for DOE funding), Smart Grid technology and the company’s …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 22nd, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/gary_messing.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/gary_messing.jpg}]   How do you sinter material to perfection to make it as transparent as window glass . . . or a single crystal? ACerS Fellow and former president Gary Messing has been looking into this question at Penn State University and is particularly focused on the microstructure-property relations of these materials. …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 21st, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

Jeff Tollefson reports on Nobel laureates calling for a $150 billion special Clean Energy Technology Fund in climate change legislation, “a dedicated and untouchable stream of revenue in the climate legislation itself.” Burt Richter, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and former director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, offered up a few numbers in a conference …

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Aeronautics & Space




Published on July 21st, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

R&D Magazine hosts the R&D 100 Awards, which are presented annually to researchers who have developed the year’s 100 most outstanding advances in applied technologies. ACerS just learned that 49 out of the 100 awards were presented to U.S. national labs. The labs competed in an international pool that included universities, start-ups and large corporations. …

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Characterization




Published on July 21st, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

Someone must have declared this nano investments week (see other recent posts). The latest news is that Hitachi is lending its support to a new research and product development center for nanotechnology in Alberta, a joint project to which Hitachi brings its expertise and next-generation electron microscopes. The $14 million center, called the Hitachi Electron …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 20th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

Seems to be good news, so other cities are starting to take notice. From the Utica Observer-Dispatch: To understand the potential for the new nanotechnology initiative at SUNYIT in Marcy, take a look at how such research has transformed the University at Albany and the Capital District’s economy. “In the dozen years since the Albany …

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Career




Published on July 20th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

Spanish and Portuguese officials hope the $140 million, 160,000 square-foot center, opened on Friday, will pole-vault their nations into the fields of “nanomedicine, environmental monitoring, nanoelectronics and molecular nanomanipulation,” according to a Reuters story. The news agency says countries hope that the international status of the center, located in Braga (north of Lisbon) will make …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 20th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

The DOE announced the selection of three projects under the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Turbine Systems Research Program. University researchers will investigate the chemistry and physics of advanced turbines, with the goal of promoting clean and efficient operation when fueled with coal-derived synthesis gas (syngas) and hydrogen fuels. Development of high-efficiency, ultra-clean turbine systems …

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