Video: EPA finalizes limits on ‘forever chemicals’ in US drinking water

By Lisa McDonald / April 17, 2024

On April 10, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the first legally enforceable national drinking water standards for several common types of PFAS chemicals. Learn what the new standards mean for U.S. drinking water and how ceramics may play a role in the cleanup efforts.

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Video: Robot roundup for National Robotics Week

By Lisa McDonald / April 10, 2024

To celebrate this year’s National Robotics Week, we have curated some of our past CTTs featuring fun innovations in robot technology.

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Video: High-throughput manufacturing of hydrogen technologies

By Lisa McDonald / April 3, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has led efforts to address challenges to hydrogen technology adoption. On March 25, 2024, NREL announced a new Roll-to-Roll Consortium that will investigate how to enable high-throughput manufacturing of hydrogen fuel cells and water electrolyzers.

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Video: Smart beanies and tops help with navigating the world

By Lisa McDonald / March 27, 2024

Mass producing long, high-quality semiconductor fibers for use in wearable technology is challenging. Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore identified the ideal combination of materials and processing parameters to achieve consistent production of ultrathin, ultralong, high-quality semiconductor fibers using the molten-core method.

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Video: The Sun Queen—how Mária Telkes lit the way for solar-powered technology

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2024

In honor of Women’s History Month, CTT shines a light on the PBS special “The Sun Queen,” which documents the life and research of Hungarian–American chemical engineer and inventor Mária Telkes, who helped advance the field of solar technology.

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Video: 2023 Brick in Architecture Awards showcase the best of brick design

By Lisa McDonald / March 13, 2024

Since 1989, the Brick Industry Association has sponsored the Brick in Architecture Awards to recognize exceptional uses of clay brick in architecture. The 44 global winners for the 2023 awards include entries spanning the United States, Canada, China, and Mexico, plus the first-ever winner in Russia.

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Video: Inside traditional ceramic industries of the early 20th century

By Lisa McDonald / March 6, 2024

Recognizing the impact of ceramic products on society can be difficult due to the ceramic industry’s somewhat hidden nature. But two recent projects are helping bring the history of traditional ceramic industries to light through glass slides and laser-engraved bricks.

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Video: Free digital resource dives into the history of Roman-period glassblowing

By Lisa McDonald / February 28, 2024

Rome’s significant influence on the craft of glassblowing warrants its close study even today. A new freely available digital resource offered through the Corning Museum of Glass allows anyone to learn about this history from the comfort of their home.

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Video: Potential of Atlantic Ocean current collapse and its impacts on global climate

By Lisa McDonald / February 21, 2024

The potential collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) current system would have far-reaching impacts on global climate. Several recent studies suggest that a collapse might occur sooner than previously theorized.

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Video: ‘Share the Love’ event brings joy to parkgoers through hidden glass hearts

By Lisa McDonald / February 14, 2024

For the past four years, the City of Tualatin in Oregon has brought joy to residents through a unique treasure hunt, in which glass hearts created by regional artists are hidden throughout the city’s greenways during the month of February.

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