Electronics

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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Diamond-copper combo improves heat sink

By / April 8, 2009

Researchers at one of Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute think they have come up with a better material to dissipate heat in electronics, using a material that combines traditional materials like copper…

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Ceramics (MEMS) gets fingered

By / March 26, 2009

Apparently ceramics innovations can keep you on your toes – and keep track of your fingers. Florida-based Sonavation Inc. recently announced what they claim to be “the biometrics industry’s thinnest,…

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MS&T’09 abstracts deadline extended

By / March 16, 2009

Organizers have announced that, due to high demand, the submission deadline for Materials Science & Technology 2009 Conference & Exhibition, slated for Oct. 25-29 in Pittsburgh, has been extended to…

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Advance ceramics to grow at 4% pace in U.S.?

By / March 11, 2009

That’s the growth rate predicted in a just-released report by a Indian research firm, Bharat Book Bureau. The report also says that sales will reach $12 billion by 2012, with…

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