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Biomaterials




Published on January 7th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/jain_bioceramics.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/jain_bioceramics.jpg}] Lehigh University professor Himanshu Jain discusses the school’s work to lead an international effort to develop biocompatible, dually porous glass that helps damaged human bone to regenerate. Jain, who teaches in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was the subject of another post we did about a week ago concerning …

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Materials & Innovations




Published on January 4th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Although it sounds like the fight my spouse and I have about what happened to the blankets last night, an old pushing-versus-pulling debate is flaring up because of some work (including video evidence – see below) by Chinese researchers recently published in the recent issue of the Physical Review Letters that seems to go a …

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Policy




Published on January 3rd, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

One has to critically read (if not read between the lines) a report written to the incoming President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology from leaders of the outgoing panel. AAAS has started to tweeze out some of the nuances of the report and one of their staffers interviewed soon-to-be-former co-chair E. Floyd Kvamme. …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on January 2nd, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Everyone else is doing their “tops” list for last year, so who are we to go against the herd? #5 – Aerogel – Solid smoke! — #4 – Nanotube Audio Speakers – what stretches, is nearly invisible and can be worn? — #3 – Chu, scientist and Nobel laureate, tapped for DOE head – Chu’s …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on December 31st, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/hightemp_superconductivity.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/hightemp_superconductivity.jpg}]   Peter Johnson from the Brookhaven National lab explains the basics of high temperature superconductivity and why it can make a profound impact on energy usage and transmission. Yes – it ends somewhat abruptly

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Policy




Published on December 30th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

There is a tremendous opportunity for a one-year fellowship for a materials scientist, engineer or researcher with an interest in federal public policy. The Materials Societies Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship offers a one-year appointment beginning Sept. 1, 2009 in which the selected individual serves as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a …

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Biomaterials




Published on December 30th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Dec. 31 is the final day to save $100 on the registration fee for the 33rd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites. The meeting is slated for Jan. 18-23, 2009, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort & Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL USA. This is one of the top ceramics meetings in …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on December 30th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Three of Germany’s top materials scientists, Jürgen Rödel, Jürgen Eckert and Holger Braunschweig, have all been awarded that nation’s highest research prize. The Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft presents the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize annually to 10 (actually 11 in 2009!) outstanding scientists and academicians, with the aim that the laureates use the funds – worth up to …

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Materials & Innovations




Published on December 29th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

NIST has developed a method to measure the toughness (i.e., resistance to fracture) of low-k insulating films found in high-performance ICs. As with other NIST efforts, the technique is aimed at setting standards and testing methodology that will improve reliability and manufacturability. NIST notes, however, that unlike some of new standards that come out of …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on December 27th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Some people think the road to tomorrow’s most practical alternative energy source will be embedded with piezoelectric crystals capable of converting the mechanical strain of on-road vehicles into electrical current or voltage. Haim Abramovich, an associate professor of aerospace engineering at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, is one of these thinkers. Testing piezoelectrics in …

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