Electronics

Do you want cheese and seaweed with your AeroClay?

By RussJordan / June 7, 2009

The sustainability of a product often is found in applications not originally considered. A case in point is AeroClay, a product developed by Case Western Reserve University professor David Schiraldi. AeroClay…

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ACerS launches new glass research journal

By / May 31, 2009

After nearly a year of behind-the-scenes planning, the American Ceramic Society just announced that it is launching a new journal on advanced glass research. This new peer-reviewed quarterly will be…

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Nanodiamonds and drug delivery

By / May 30, 2009

Two Northwestern University researchers believe they have developed a new dual-use tool and methods for delivering drugs and other nanoscale therapeutic materials to cells using coated nanodiamonds. The researchers, Horacio…

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Video of the week – Making glass fiber for fiber-optic applications

By / May 28, 2009

Prepared by the “How It’s Made” group at the Discovery Channel, this video is an introductory look at the fundamentals of preparing, coating, drawing and annealing the thin threads of…

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MIT calls graphene a “material for all seasons”

By RussJordan / May 21, 2009

A recent article in MIT Tech Talk describes aspects of several exciting graphene research projects at MIT. A successor to silicon? Graphene could become the successor to silicon in a…

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No mistake at the lake: Cleveland transit bus to run on Erie’s water

By RussJordan / May 20, 2009

    Have you heard the joke about running a bus with water from Lake Erie? Well, it’s no laughing matter these days. In fact, it’s scheduled to happen about…

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Video of the week – PNNL’s Smart Charger Controller

By / May 20, 2009

Sticking with the week’s Smart Grid theme, this video demonstrates Pacific Northwest National Lab’s Smart Charger hardware and software system for optimizing the recharging, say, of a hybrid or all-electric…

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Bluegrass battery consortium

By / May 8, 2009

The state of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and the Argonne National Lab have announced that they have entered into a partnership to forge a national…

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Nanowire dopant know-how

By / April 15, 2009

According to a paper published in a recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology, two researchers at Northwestern University are using atom probe tomography to do precise atom-by-atom measurements of dopants in…

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DOE pumping $42 million into fuel cells

By / April 15, 2009

DOE Secretary Steven Chu announced today that it would target $41.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for fuel cell development. The money will be doled out to…

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