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Richard Bradt’s: ‘A fracture mechanics view of the practical strength of glass”

By / February 21, 2012

Organizers of the Glass & Optical Materials Division’s 2011 meeting invited veteran materials engineer Richard C. Bradt to address the topic of glass strength.

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Ash, sand-resistant thermal barrier coatings and novel test rig

By Eileen De Guire / February 21, 2012

Apropos to the latest round of ash clouds spewing from the EyjafjallajökullI volcano, plus indications that some
utilities are going to be building new high-temperature fast-cycle gas turbines for peak electrical power generation, we offer this video that expands on a story I first wrote about in April.

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Steve Jung: ‘Controlling the formation of calcium compounds when bioactive glass reacts in vivo’

By / February 13, 2012

Steve Jung made the above presentation at ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division 2011 annual meeting and conference.

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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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Aerogels: The materials science of empty space

By / October 14, 2010

This is a great introductory 54-minute video of a lecture presented early in 2010 by Alex Gash and Dean Reese as part of Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s excellent Science on Saturday
program

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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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Sandia’s Jose Zayas on Wind Energy: Background, opportunities and materials challenges

By / August 18, 2010

Wind energy expert Jose Zayas earlier this year gave a detailed presentation about the evolution, physics, siting considerations, commercial risks and current engineering challenges facing medium- and large-scale wind turbine efforts in the United States. This presentation occurred at the Materials Challenges for Alternative and Renewable Energy Zayas, project manager for Sandia National Lab’s Wind…

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Ceramic, glass opportunities and advice for ARPA-E funding

By / August 18, 2010

Dave Danielson, from ARPA-E, made a valuable
keynote presentation about ARPA-E funding interests and how ceramists
and other materials scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs can best
match up their interests with the agency’s.

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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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