Video of the week – Postdoc opportunities at NIST’s Materials Science and Engineering Lab

By / July 15, 2009

Every year, the Materials Science and Engineering Lab receives more than 50 applications for National Research Council–NIST postdoctoral fellowships. Out of this pool of applicants, there are 10 to 15…

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Video of the week – S.K. Sundaram on the use of non-contact methods, such as FTIR, to measure materials properties

By / July 8, 2009

S.K. Sundaram is chief materials scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Lab. In this short video, he discusses several non-contact methods of taking materials measurements. In particular, Sundaram describes the…

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Video of long-life lithium battery pack

By / July 6, 2009

Following on the heels of Ann’s post about PolyPlus’s lithium-air, single-use, long-shelf-life battery, I thought I’d post this video from 2008 of a demonstration of Mphase Technologies’ battery that has…

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German institutes join ‘city of tomorrow’ project in Abu Dhabi

By / July 2, 2009

According to a press release, several Fraunhofer institutes have signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company – representing the Masdar City Project – that aims…

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Video of the week – Joseph Miller on Global R&D and Innovation in Glass and Ceramics at Corning

By / July 1, 2009

This was the lead lecture at the PACRIM8 conference in Vancouver in June 2009. How often does a major company publicly explain and acknowledge its past mistakes, and reveal –…

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Bioglass from Concept to Clinic: A 40-year Retrospective

By / June 24, 2009

This ACerS video is a lecture by Larry Hench given at the PACRIM8 Conference in June 2009 in Vancouver. Hench has been at the forefront of the revolution that has…

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Video of the week – SLAC’s X-ray laser achieves “first light”

By / June 17, 2009

Materials research got a great new tool in late April when the Linac Coherent Light Source high-energy laser came to life at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab in Menlo Park,…

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Berkeley Lab group achieves tunable bandgap in graphene

By / June 10, 2009

(Abbreviations fixed – h/t to reader Bob Gottschall) The use of graphene as a full-function transistor is a step closer.  A team at the Berkeley National Lab led by Feng…

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Video of the week – SNL’s Self-Assembling Process for Fabricating Tailored Thin Films

By / June 10, 2009

From Sandia National Lab, this video demonstrates what is a relatively simple, economical nanotechnology coating process that enables development of nanoparticle thin films with architectures and properties unattainable by any…

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Video of the week – Cracking a Safe With Glass Relockers

By / June 7, 2009

Never heard of “glass relockers”? That’s okay. Most people haven’t. Relockers are a category of devices intended to block a burglary of a safe. As their name implies, they relock…

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