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High Performance Computing for Materials Program brings government, industry together to improve energy technologies

By Faye Oney / September 22, 2017

The High Performance Computing for Materials Program (HPC4Mtls) brings together U.S. government research laboratories and industry to spur development of materials used in severe environments. Its goal is to quickly bring advanced energy research to market.

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Reviving the coal industry—One product at a time

By Faye Oney / September 19, 2017

Environmental concerns and decreased demand have contributed to the decline of coal as a fuel source. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is developing value-added products that may eventually revive the coal industry.

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Energy-saving window films incorporate thermochromic nanoparticles to reflect, absorb heat

By Faye Oney / September 7, 2017

A partnership between a research laboratory and a manufacturer has resulted in a new thermochromic window material that would save energy and automatically change its tint based on temperature.

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U.S. Navy 3-D printed submersible hull

Video: Go big or go home—Navy creates first submarine hull on giant 3-D printer

By Faye Oney / August 16, 2017

The U.S. Navy created a submersible hull prototype on a giant 3-D printing machine in less than one week—saving the Navy 90% in production costs. This is the first step in building a fleet of submersibles that can withstand harsh ocean conditions.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates program enables engineering student to contribute skills to neural research

By Faye Oney / August 8, 2017

A mechanical engineering major is working in MIT’s Summer Scholars Program to create tiny brain implants that could deliver drugs to the brain to treat disorders. The program is part of the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates.

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Apple’s investment in Corning is investment in US manufacturing

By Faye Oney / May 26, 2017

Apple’s latest announcement of its $200 million investment in Corning’s Harrodsburg, Ky., manufacturing facility appears to solidify a partnership it has had with Corning since 2007. The Kentucky facility makes screens for the iPhone with Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

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March for Science set to mobilize scientists worldwide and emphasize role of science in public policy

By April Gocha / April 18, 2017

The March for Science is set for this upcoming Saturday, April 22, in Washington, D.C., and some 400 other cities around the world, in which scientists and science supporters will converge for a rally to display their support for the role of science in society and its place in public policy.

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Alt-E Fund offers individuals the opportunity to support clean energy

By Faye Oney / April 11, 2017

Alt-E Fund, a nonprofit organization, has a goal of generating financial support to fund research in clean energy technologies. It wants to change the way energy research is funded by “harnessing the passion of millions of citizens to vote with their wallet and provide the needed funds to enable crucial research.”

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FunGLASS research center in Slovakia established with €25M, including €15M from EU’s Horizon 2020

By Eileen De Guire / March 29, 2017

The global glass community received terrific news of a €25 million investment to establish the new Centre for Functional and Surface-Functionalized Glasses (FunGLASS) in Trenčín, Slovakia.

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Resources page to help keep manufacturers informed about regulations and rules

By April Gocha / November 11, 2016

To help manufacturers stay informed, ACerS recently added a Resources for manufacturers page to ceramics.org, which provides resources related to regulations that impact the manufacturing community and beyond.

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