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Biomaterials




Published on January 19th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

A team of researchers from the National Cancer Institute’s Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence have teamed up to develop a “cocktail” of different nanometer-sized particles that work in concert within the bloodstream to locate, adhere to and kill cancerous tumors. The work that was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “This …

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Business




Published on January 18th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

A123 Systems, a company we have been following closely (subscription required), announced a major expansion of its production capacity. A123 already has one plant running near Detroit, and there is a second, larger, 300,000 square facility due to open in the middle of this year in Livonia, Mich. A third factory – similar in size …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on January 18th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

With State of Ohio funding, researchers at Case Western Reserve University will help businesses in northeast Ohio build and bring to market better lithium-ion batteries and solid oxide fuel cell systems. In late December, Gov. Ted Strickland and other officials approved a total of $19.2 million in Ohio Third Frontier grants for 19 projects. Case …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on January 18th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Rap and science unite once again! Nerdcore superstar explores the facility and entertains the staff at the famous federal lab in Batavia, Ill. He gets the tunes rolling once he can lure the “protons” and “p-bars” away from the back bar. (Do all the DOE labs have bars???)

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ACerS news




Published on January 15th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Don’t miss a single update! The American Ceramic Society/Ceramic Tech Today have joined forces with Twitter and Facebook to bring you instant news and updates. Follow ACerSNews on Twitter by clicking here. Become a fan on Facebook here

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Biomaterials




Published on January 14th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Dean Ho’s nanodiamond team at Northwestern always seems to be coming up with something new. This time, Ho and a team led by NWU cancer researcher Thomas J. Meade say they have figured out a way to couple gadolinium with nanodiamonds to make a MRI contrast agent that delivers greatly improved images. “The results are …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on January 13th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

  This video, produced by the Science Channel with the assistance of Argonne National Lab, discusses some of the work being done to perfect closed-cycle “fast” nuclear reactors. Nearly all reactors used for energy production are based on a light-water reactor model that are inefficient (fuel rods must be replaced after only 5% of the …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on January 12th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Via press release, Maryland-based New Energy Technologies has developed a process of spraying solar cells onto glass, resulting in the production of its emerging solar window product. This development comes a week after New Energy’s announcement that the company was able to eliminate the metal material from the solar cells used in the manufacturing of …

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