ACerS Spotlight

MS&T’09 keynote panel on new energy opportunities

By / November 5, 2009

MS&T’09’s Opening Session featured a panel of speakers actively working in renewable energy.

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Video of the Week: Sneak peak at Nissan’s Leaf

By / October 30, 2009

There has been a lot of discussion on this site regarding Nissan’s new all electric vehicle, the Leaf.

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And the winners are…

By / October 30, 2009

Find out who won the various student contests at MS&T’10 in Houston!

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Ultracapacitor buses in Shanghai

By / October 23, 2009

Sinautec Automobile Technologies is making mini and full-scale municipal buses powered only by ultracapacitors, can be recharged by a mobile recharging unit that combines large photovoltaic array and a vertical wind turbine

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Women in MSE Reception at MS&T

By / October 23, 2009

6–7 p.m., Wednesday, October 28 The four professional societies of Materials Science & Technology 2009 invite all women attending the conference to participate in the Women in Materials Science and…

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Los Alamos National Laboratory’s high-temperature superconducting tape

By / October 16, 2009

Los Alamos National Lab has been working to develop high-volume production processes for making a thin, flexible tape that operates as a superconductor at liquid nitrogen temperatures and can carry 3 million amps per cm2.

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Aeroclay – Aerogel Research at Case Western

By / October 15, 2009

This presentation features some of the aerogel work of David Schiraldi’s group at CWRU.

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University of Missouri’s blast-resistant glass

By / October 15, 2009

This new video from the University of Missouri demonstrates a special explosion-resistant glass that may offer protection to federal buildings, other critical infrastructures and even residences vulnerable to hurricanes.

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National Renewable Energy Lab’s Center for Photovoltaics

By / October 15, 2009

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab has produced this new video that provides an excellent overview of the labs past and present work, including multijunction PV cells, thin-film PVs, deposition process development, PV calibration and real-world outdoor testing.

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NASA’s inflatable ceramic heat shield

By / October 15, 2009

An inflatable heat shield was successfully tested, demonstrating for the first time that light, flexible devices could be used to protect a spacecraft as it enters the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds.

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