Videos

Monday materials mind candy

By / September 21, 2009

Glowing Pathfinder Bugs from our good friend squidie on Vimeo. In case you are curious, this project uses a Point Grey Bumblebee stereo camera to capture depth map information from…

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Video of the week: MU’s blast-resistant glass

By / September 16, 2009

This new video from the University of Missouri demonstrates a special explosion-resistant glass that may offer protection to federal buildings, other critical infrastructures and even residences vulnerable to hurricanes. The…

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Monday materials music

By / September 14, 2009

Chemistry dance party! Now get to work!

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Who has the strategy for strategic materials?

By / September 10, 2009

Lithium, bauxite, rare earths? As ACerS corporate member Don Bubar, of Avalan Rare Metals, told CNBC yesterday (in something of an understated way), “There is a global scramble to secure…

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Solar Roadways nabs grant for prototype panel

By / September 9, 2009

I’m not sure if this Solar Roadways concept is insane or brilliant, but I think my gut reaction is that this is generally far fetched – at least on the…

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Video of the week: NREL’s Center for Photovoltaics

By / September 9, 2009

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab has produced this new video that provides an excellent overview of the labs past and present work, including multijunction PV cells, thin-film PVs, deposition…

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Monday materials music

By / September 7, 2009

The Nano Song! Not go enjoy Labor Day – unless you have to work :(

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Inflatable ceramic heat shield a success

By / September 3, 2009

An inflatable heat shield was successfully tested, demonstrating for the first time that light, flexible devices could be used to protect a spacecraft as it enters the atmosphere at hypersonic…

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Chuck those napkin drawings – sketch your designs in FEAsy

By / September 2, 2009

Karthik Ramani, a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, poses the question that may intrigue anyone trying to work out a new idea: “Say I’m a design engineer working…

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Video of the week – Cal Stevenson on high temperature-resistant furnaces

By / September 2, 2009

Stevenson is the founder and CEO of Deltech Furnaces Inc., a maker of specialty furnaces that have been used for everything from analyzing moon rocks to manufacturing advanced materials for…

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