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ABB’s Kreusel says ‘Energy storage as an important part of Smart Grids’

By / March 8, 2012

When people test-drive hybrid-electric or extended-range electric vehicles, such as the Toyota Prius or the Chevy Volt or the Nissan Leaf, the question came up, “What happens to electric vehicle batteries when they wear out?”

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Cyrus Wadia outlines the Materials Genome Initiative

By Eileen De Guire / February 21, 2012

The Materials Genome Initiative is a multi-stakeholder effort to develop an infrastructure that will accelerate materials discovery and deployment.

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Mo-Sci Corporation’s DermaFuse: Successful wound healing with borate glass nanofibers

By / April 28, 2011

The Mo-Sci Corporation recently announced its development of a novel and inexpensive wound care pad — composed of borate glass nanofibers — that helped speed the healing of venous stasis ulcers in a majority of patients enrolled in a small human clinical test group of adult diabetics.

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Abdul-Majeed Azad on Utilization of CO2 – Some alternatives to sequestration

By / August 18, 2010

University of Toledo professor Abdul-Majeed Azad believes a new paradigm is needed as the science community considers how to deal with the growing amount and threat of CO2
in the atmosphere.

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Video of the week: Richard Brow on glass strength, phosphate glasses and the continuing allure of glass materials and applications

By / August 18, 2010

Richard Brow discusses his fascination with glass and delves into two specific
areas: tapping into the theoretical strength of glass, and the special
field of phosphate glasses.

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Prashant Kumta on nanoceramics for bone regeneration and protein transport

By / April 29, 2010

Prashant Kumta has been a pioneer in the use of
nanoceramic materials for bone regeneration and to bind and transpor
proteins and protein-like substances into cells.

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Jim Marra on using ceramic and glass materials to treat and stabilize nuclear and other hazardous wastes

By / April 29, 2010

Jim Marra is an expert on using ceramic and glass materials to convert extremely dangerous ColdWar era liquid nuclear wastes to a solid form that can last for thousands of years.

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Linda Pinckney on glass–ceramic applications

By / April 8, 2010

If you have a glass-top stove, you may have wondered why the rest of the glass stays cool when you have only one burner turned on.

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Hilmas and Fahrenholtz on ultrahigh-temperature ceramics and hypersonic flight

By / April 8, 2010

Greg Hilmas and Bill Fahrenholtz, both professors at Missouri S&T, are working on developing ceramic materials that can withstand ultrahigh temperatures (1,600°C–3,000°C) that will be encountered by hypersonic planes of the future.

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Jeff Stevenson on solid oxide fuel cells

By / March 18, 2010

Jeff Stevenson is a Laboratory Fellow in the Energy Materials Group at the Pacific Northwest National Lab, and has been working on SOFCs for more than a decade.

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