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Published on February 28th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Tuesday was the first full day of symposia at the MCARE 2012 meeting going on Clearwater Beach, Fla. Credit: ACerS. The first full day of symposia and tutorials took place today. With four or five concurrent sessions, a comprehensive (or even semi-comprehensive) report on today’s events at the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy …

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Published on February 28th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Networking opportunities were plentiful at the first full day of the MCARE conference. Credit: ACerS. The first full day of the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy was dedicated to a range of plenary talks that covered the gamut of potential sources and, of course, the materials challenges each one faced. The sessions were …

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Aeronautics & Space




Published on February 28th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Check ’em out: CMOS-based carbon nanotube pass-transistor logic integrated circuits (Nature Communications) Field-effect transistors based on carbon nanotubes have been shown to be faster and less energy consuming than their silicon counterparts. However, ensuring these advantages are maintained for integrated circuits is a challenge. Here we demonstrate that a significant reduction in the use of …

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Basic science




Published on February 28th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Adding ground waste glass to cement mixes improves its durability, according to MSU researchers. Credit: G.L. Kohuth; MSU. An unlikely pairing of materials that are claimed under the umbrella of ceramic materials — glass and concrete — appears to be working out well on several levels. Both of these materials are staples of modern life …

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Business




Published on February 26th, 2012 | By: P. Carlo Ratto

Hindusthan National Glass Industries has announced plans to invest approximately Rs 2500 crore over 7-8 years on a new manufacturing facility in the Neemrana region of Rajasthan, India. The company is also setting up a new unit in Andhra Pradesh, India, at an investment of Rs 650 crore. The unit, with an estimated capacity of …

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Published on February 26th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Tomorrow they will get down to the business of discussing innovations in areas of solar energy, wind power, hydro, geothermal, biomass, nuclear, hydrogen, electric grid, materials availability, nanocomposites/nanomaterials and battery and energy storage, but tonight the participants in the Materials Conference in Alternative and Renewable Energy had time to unwind, meet old acquaintances, make new friends, …

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Published on February 24th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The MCARE meeting, Feb. 26-March 1, will bring private sector, government and academic stakeholders together to discuss materials challenges in energy. Credit: ACerS. Next week I will be attending the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla., and as was doing a little background research, I came across across a …

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Published on February 24th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Three years ago, Ceramitec 2009 attracted about 15,000 visitors connected with all aspects of industries that use or manufacture ceramic materials. Three years later, Ceramitec 2012 organizers are planning for a similar success for the May 22-25 event in Munich. Credit: AlexSchelbert.de; Munich Trade Fairs Intl. Ceramitec 2012 bills itself as the “industry’s leading trade …

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Business




Published on February 23rd, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Here’s what we are hearing (mostly via press releases and trade publication reports): Power Plant Services chooses Lucifer Furnaces Lucifer Furnaces Inc. recently delivered a single chamber bench model box furnace to Power Plant Services, an ISO 9001certified provider of parts and repairs for the power generation and steel mill industries. Model RD7-KHE24 is part …

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Published on February 23rd, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Rod Lanthorne, Kyocera, Joel Moskowitz, Ceradyne, and David Morse, Corning address “Emerging Business and Technology Opportunities” at the 1st Ceramic Leadership Summit in 2010. Credit: ACerS. Most of the meetings we organize here at ACerS have a strong technical slant, as they should. But, eventually, science and technology need to leave the lab and find …

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