Funding

Advanced composites receive $259-million investment to cut time from concept to prototype

By Jessica McMathis / January 13, 2015

Last week, the White House announced a new $259-million public-private partnership in the creation of the Department of Energy’s Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), which will accelerate the transition from concept to prototype.

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Blinded me with science: A look back at 2014

By Jessica McMathis / December 29, 2014

Because it’s that time of year, and because it’s worth remembering—associate editor Jessica shares her top five posts, people, and moments from 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 26, 2014

Linde and Sandia team up for hydrogen fueling network, US manufacturing gets funding and initiatives, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 26, 2014.

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Batteries, silicon among five hottest fields in scientific research

By Jessica McMathis / December 18, 2014

If your work involves batteries or silicon, consider yourself among the members of the five hottest fields in scientific research.

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Aggressive climate pollution plan part of China’s ‘energy revolution’

By Jessica McMathis / December 17, 2014

China is making strides toward cutting carbon emissions, but will it be enough? New research shows that the country’s mitigation strategies may not be enough to overcome increasing demand.

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Building stronger, taller towers of clean energy with high-strength concrete technology

By Jessica McMathis / December 11, 2014

The Department of Energy has awarded Iowa State University researchers with a $1-million grant for their high-strength concrete technology that has the potential to revolutionize the production of wind energy.

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DOE announces $9-million funding opportunity for solar R&D

By Jessica McMathis / December 7, 2014

The Department of Energy is handing out $9 million for R&D related to the advancement of photovoltaic technologies that slash the price tag of solar energy systems.

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Raise the photovoltaic roof: Rooftop and utility-scale solar prices are on the decline

By Jessica McMathis / November 18, 2014

According to a news release, two reports—Utility Scale Solar and Tracking the Sun—from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory show that solar costs substantially less than it did in recent years.

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DOE funding to speed up nuclear R&D, lab-to-market transition

By Jessica McMathis / November 9, 2014

The Department of Energy is accelerating clean-energy technologies, flagging $13 million to advance nuclear energy R&D and launching a pilot program to speed up the lab-to-market process.

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Companies in these five states account for half of all business R&D performed in the US

By Jessica McMathis / November 4, 2014

New data from the National Science Foundation shows that the $239 billion of R&D performed by U.S. businesses is highly concentrated by state and metropolitan area.

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