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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on October 24th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

No, the little bot in the picture above is not a fugitive from a Star Wars movie remake. It’s actually an iRobotPackBot powered by a hybrid solid oxide fuel cell system developed by Adaptive Materials Inc. According to an AMI press release, the Ann Arbor, Mich. firm recently completed tests that proved its hybrid SOFC system …

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Biomaterials




Published on October 23rd, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The AAAS’ latest Policy Alert alerted us to the following announcement that the IRS actually made Oct. 1: Approximately four hundred U.S. colleges and universities will begin receiving compliance questionnaires from the Internal Revenue Service in the next few days as part of the agency’s focused effort to study key areas in the tax-exempt community.  …

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Nanomaterials




Published on October 23rd, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

They say the resolution for this electron microscope is like the Hubble telescope aimed at the atomic level: “We are the first university in the world with a microscope of such a high caliber,” says Gianluigi Botton, director of the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and the project’s leader. …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on October 22nd, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/keromos_mug_drop_08.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/keromos_mug_drop_08.jpg}]   One tradition of The American Ceramic Society’s annual meetings and the coinciding MS&T conferences is the student mug drop competition. The purpose of the Ceramic Mug Drop contest is to promote spirited and collegial competition among students by demonstrating their prowess in manufacturing a ceramic mug possessing high strength, mechanical …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on October 21st, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Business is beginning to take shape at Solyndra, and the shape it’s taking is tubular. The Fremont, Calif.-based solar power manufacturer began selling its novel cylindrical-shaped solar tubes in July ’08 and, according to CEO Chris Gronet, the firm already has racked up $1.2 billion in contracted orders. The differences between Solyndra’s solar tubes and conventional …

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Materials & Innovations




Published on October 21st, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Rice University is undertaking a new study, funded by the National Science Foundation, that will track “tagged nanoparticles” as they travel through the environment. The purpose of the study, which focuses on fullerenes, is to learn how these nanoparticles impact the environment and natural systems, according to a university press release. Rice’s research team will be jointly headed …

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Materials & Innovations




Published on October 19th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

This is verbatim: SCI Files Patent for Nano Enhanced Bamboo Friday, October 17, 2008 For Immediate Release– Survival Consultants Int’l. LLC has filed a patent on the methodology of growing nano enhanced bamboo. Bamboo is a world wide resource. The entire human race has become so entrenched in the uses of steel, copper, etc..(all building …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on October 17th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Experts at Purdue University say the United States could cut its total energy consumption and related carbon emissions by approximately 10 percent through the broad adoption of light-emitting diode technology. Known to be about four times more efficient than incandescent lights, one LED “negative” has prevented the technology’s widespread domestic use: prohibitive cost. LEDs are “at least 20 times” more …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on October 17th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Researchers led by John Rogers, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have developed a new form of flexible, stretchable silicon integrated circuit. Not only can these new silicon circuits wrap around complex shapes, but they can do so without sacrificing electrical performance while stretching, compressing and folding …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on October 15th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/hocking_coll_cera_eng.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/hocking_coll_cera_eng.jpg}]   This is a good example of a student-made film about a materials program. This one is about the Industrial Ceramics Engineering Technology program at the college located in southern Ohio. They review slip development, glazing, heat treatment and burners, strength testing and microscopy. According to the students, ICE-T is hot!

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