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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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Data mining for materials made easier? Talk about 21st century gold

By Jessica McMathis / October 17, 2014

NSF is banking on faster materials development through data mining with a $250,000 award to computer science professor Junzhou Huang to help design “scalable algorithms and a computational framework that can search unprecedented volumes of data detailing the complete set of genes present in numerous materials.”

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Federal funding for basic research at US colleges and universities stagnant in FY 2012

By Jessica McMathis / September 21, 2014

Basic research at the nation’s colleges and universities received a decrease in federal funding by 0.3 percent between FY 2011 and FY 2012, according to data from the National Science Foundation.

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