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By / June 28, 2009

Four factors led to fly ash spill at Kingston Fossil Plant in Knoxville, TN NPC to invest $5.9M in fuel cell material development Department of Defense purchases 19 fuel cell power units from Plug Power Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland visit Glasstech

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Miscellaneous industry headlines

By / June 24, 2009

SCI Engineered Materials receives $1 million thin film solar order Thresher Industries selects the Cal Poly’s materials engineering program to set up testing protocol Bekaert introduces one-piece rotatable AZO target at Intersolar North America 2009 Natural History Museum of London acquires an Asylum MFP-3D Stand Alone AFM

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New method for dating ceramic materials

By / June 7, 2009

Carbon dating has been used for decades to provide accurate ages of ancient organic materials. Now archeologists have a similar – and fairly simple – technique for accurately dating heat-fired ceramic materials: rehydroxylation dating. The method exploits the ceramic property of chemically reacting with atmospheric moisture after firing. This reaction causes the material to very…

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Random weekend headlines

By / May 3, 2009

“You know that we are living in a material world” – Madonna Atomic layer deposition infusement make spider silk super strong. Missouri S&T prof working on PV and lithium battery improvements. Federal incentives helping Oregon’s Solarworld. Versa Power eyes SOFC manufacturing plant. RAK Ceramics has over 115 million square metres in annual production capacity. Report…

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1,800 year-old glass bowl found intact

By / May 1, 2009

British officials say archeologists unearthed a Roman glass bowl at an ancient London cemetery that they believes dates from around the 2nd to 3rd century A.D. The bowl is actually a mosaic of hundreds of indented blue petals with white bordering. Unfortunately, according to a Reuters report, the bowl was bright red when it was…

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Random headlines Saturday

By / April 11, 2009

Titania photoanodes return from the dead. Here, too. Clarkson groups awarded for “Electrochemical Supercapacitors Based on Polymerizable Ionic Liquids.” Absorbance modulation etches lines one-tenth the width of the light wavelength used to create them. AFM maker Asylum Research celebrates 10-year anniversary. Power industry might see ‘bust-to-boom’ upturn. Highly magnetic nanoparticles being tapped to reprocess nuclear…

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