Electronics

Video of the week: Solar panel production

By / March 24, 2010

Here at CTT we write a lot about solar panel production and implementation, but have you ever wondered how solar panels are actually manufactured? Yet another great episode of Science…

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New glass applications and science journal debuts

By / March 16, 2010

The premier issue of ACerS’ new quarterly glass journal has just been put online and – good news – all of the content of this first issue is available for…

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Aussies offer trough-focused PV/hot water system

By / March 16, 2010

Darren Quick over at Gizmodo reports on an interesting combined photovoltaic panel (with tracking) and water-heating system. According to Quick, the systems will be made by Technique Solar, an Australian…

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ARPA-E looking for $100M in new energy proposals

By / March 3, 2010

Today is the last day of ARPA-E’s first big public event – the Energy Innovation Summit. Yesterday, DOE Secretary Steven Chu used the conference to announce that ARPA-E is allocating…

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Video of the week: Biomedical applications of multifunctional nanomaterial systems

By / March 2, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/toprak_drugdelivery.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/toprak_drugdelivery.jpg}] I got a chance to interview Muhammet Toprak at the recent ICACC’10 conference. Toprak is a researcher in the Multifunctional Materials Division of the KTH –…

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Bloom Box boom leaves lots of questions

By / February 24, 2010

Today was Bloom Energy‘s big media extravaganza and it seems like they were aiming for something on the order of what Apple or Microsoft would try to pull off. The…

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ORNL simulations explain unexpected DNA-nanotube flow

By / February 23, 2010

Via press release, researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab working toward a low-cost DNA sequencing tool for medical diagnostics have proposed using a single-walled carbon nanotube to thread a single…

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Links to 60 Minutes Bloom Energy SOFC story

By / February 21, 2010

CBS now has posted links to the original Bloom Energy solid oxide fuel cell story, plus several other “web extras” that expand a little on what was covered in the…

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K.R. Sridhar’s ideas on oxygen production for Mars mission

By / February 21, 2010

In case you missed it, in his 60 Minutes interview on Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cells, company founder K.R. Sridhar recounts how he first got into the field by…

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Penn group shows plasmons converting light to current

By / February 18, 2010

Last fall we wrote about Penn’s Nano/Bio Center getting a $11.7 million NSF grant. According to a new release from the university, some of the work is paying off in…

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