Funding

NSF to leverage Materials Genome to reduce lab-to-product timeline; announces AIR awards

By Eileen De Guire / August 1, 2011

NSF programs supporting translational research represented along the linear innovation continuum, prior to the introduction of the AIR and new I-Corps programs (circa August 2010). Credit: NSF. Serving as midwife…

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“Science to Start-ups”—Innovation Corps launched by NSF

By Eileen De Guire / August 1, 2011

The National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va. Credit: NSF. Our nation’s capitol was an interesting place to be last week, but not because of the impossible-to-escape budget politics that dominated the…

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NIST opens comment phase on advanced manufacturing consortium

By Eileen De Guire / July 27, 2011

Government agencies are starting to drive the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership announced in June by President Obama (see our earlier post about his announcement at Carnegie Mellon). NIST is seeking comments…

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NASA: Is it worth every half-penny?

By Eileen De Guire / July 22, 2011

The final Space Shuttle mission was completed on Thursday with the landing of  Atlantis in Florida. In this video, astrophysicist and science evangelist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, laments the end of…

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NASA awards management contract for ISS National Lab

By Eileen De Guire / July 15, 2011

United States ISS lab module Destiny during manufacture in fall 1997. Credit: NASA NASA has chosen the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Inc., a new Florida-based nonprofit,…

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United States launching materials ‘genome’ project

By Eileen De Guire / June 30, 2011

I Steel rebar embedded in concrete (left) and “nanorebar” made of carbon nanofibers. Credit: F. Sanchez, Vanderbilt University; ACerS Bulletin. President Obama announced the launch of a Materials Genome Initiative…

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White House invests $500M in Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

By Eileen De Guire / June 29, 2011

President Barack Obama announces Advanced Manufacturing Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Credit: Pete Souza; Official White House Photo. Last week President Obama unveiled a new initiative to invest in emerging…

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ARPA-E director hosting live chat this afternoon

By Eileen De Guire / June 29, 2011

Received from the DOE: ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Innovation and Clean Energy On Wednesday, June 29, ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar will host the Department of…

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Solar silicon manufacturing innovators get big boosts with new DOE loan guarantees

By / June 20, 2011

Calisolar silicon is purified in a unique, liquid-phase process producing solar silicon without the high energy and specialized equipment of conventional vapor-phase silicon purification. Credit: Calisolar. As I have written…

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$70M available from DOE for cost-cutting geothermal tech proposals

By / June 9, 2011

DOE artist concept of enhanced geothermal system. Source: EERE/DOE. The Department of Energy just announced that it has $70 million to spend on proposals for technology advancements that can accelerate…

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