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By / June 4, 2009

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Making Glass Fiber for Fiber-Optic Applications

By / May 28, 2009

This video is an introductory look at the fundamentals of preparing, coating, drawing and annealing the thin threads of glass used in fiber optics.

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‘Emerging Opportunities for Ceramic Science and Engineering’ symposium added to MS&T’09

By / May 21, 2009

MS&T’09 organizers have added a new symposium that will delve into the new and improved ceramic materials and how they are enabling scientists and engineers to develop important new energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly applications and technologies. The session (Oct. 27) will start with reports from the winners of ACerS Corporate Environmental Achievement (SELEE Corp.) and Corporate…

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PNNL’s Smart Charger Controller

By / May 21, 2009

This video demonstrates Pacific Northwest National Lab’s Smart Charger hardware and software system for optimizing the recharging, say, of a hybrid or all-electric vehicle.

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Concentrated Solar Power

By / May 21, 2009

Here is a video that demonstrates the scale and operations of one such utility-sized system. This features Nevada Solar One, a 64 MW CSP project that went online in 2007. NSO is supposed to be producing more than 130,000 million KWh each year.

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Skyline Solar’s Utility-Scale PV-Concentrating System Demonstration

By / May 21, 2009

This video demonstrates Skyline Solar’s High Gain Solar arrays technology that it claims will bring the cost of solar power to competitive levels in the normal electricity market.

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Self-Healing Concrete

By / May 21, 2009

This is look at Victor Li’s latest innovation: self-healing concrete. This is  a form of concrete that forms many tiny cracks when overloaded instead of a few large ones, leading to a process in which the concrete effectively “heals” itself.

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Bendable Concrete

By / May 21, 2009

In mid-2005, University of Michigan professor Victor Li unveiled a fiber-reinforced bendable concrete.

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Interview with Rick Alexander from Zircoa

By / May 4, 2009

Interview with Rick Alexander from Zircoa on volunteering with ACerS.

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Interview with Ed Herderick, 2009-2010 Materials Societies Congressional Fellow

By / April 16, 2009

This is a brief interview with Ed Herderick, Ohio State University Ph.D. student and the 2009-2010 Materials Society Congressional Fellow.

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