IRradiance Glass earns grant to create lenses for advanced laser security equipment

IRradiance Glass Inc., an Orlando-based technology manufacturer that produces highly specialized infrared glass, was recently awarded a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer Research grant by the U.S. Department of Defense Air Force Research Laboratory. David Musgraves, CEO of IRradiance Glass, said the company will use the first phase award of $150,000 to develop a chalcogenide glass optic lens for use in mid-infrared semiconductor laser systems.

Network analysis shows systemic risk in mineral markets

A shortage of a rare mineral could spur global market instabilities, according to a new analysis of international commodity trade networks. Shortages of natural resources—minerals such as copper, aluminum, and mercury—could lead to cascading shocks and lead to instabilities in the global trade system, according to a new study.

Mysterious electric car startup looking to build $1B factory

The luxury electric car market may be small, but it’s lucrative enough to get another jolt—this time from a mysterious startup that says it wants to re-imagine how people interact with their autos. The startup’s name is Faraday Future, and it has been hunting for a place to build what it says will be a $1 billion manufacturing plant for a new line of cars. Four states are contenders and the company says to expect an announcement within weeks.

Morgan Advanced Materials expands large area CVD capabilities for SiC and PBN

Morgan Advanced Materials announces the expansion of its large area chemical vapor deposition capabilities for manufacturing silicon carbide and pyrolytic boron nitride. The large area CVD materials are ideal for use in metalorganic chemical vapor deposition heaters and for chamber components in semiconductor applications.

3M named a 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator by Thompson Reuters

Thomson Reuters recognized the creative innovations that take place at 3M every day and has placed the science-based company high on its fifth annual Top 100 Global Innovators list. From a pool of more than 1,300 companies, 3M proved once again it is one of the best in the world when it comes to applying science to solve problems and improve lives around the world.

Dow Corning named one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today

Dow Corning Corporation was recently named one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today magazine. This is the second time Dow Corning has been granted the award, having been named to the list in 2010. EHS Magazine lauded Dow Corning for its commitment to going beyond traditional safety metrics, like occupational injury and illness rate or process incident rate—to ensure safety throughout the organization.