Ceramic Tech Today

Ceramic resonators allow for targeted clinical magnetic resonance imaging

By Lisa McDonald / December 4, 2020

Magnetic resonance imaging is a noninvasive medical imaging technique used to diagnose a variety of conditions. Conventional MRI scanners face limitations when used to examine small areas, but a modified scanner proposed by Russian researchers may overcome this limitation.

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Video: Remembering Arecibo Observatory

By Lisa McDonald / December 2, 2020

On Dec. 1, 2020, the instrument platform of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed on the radio dish below. In honor of the observatory’s nearly 60-year run, today’s CTT highlights some of the important discoveries made using data collected from the radio telescope.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 2, 2020

Quantum nanodiamonds may help detect disease earlier, avoid defects during additive manufacturing, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 2, 2020.

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Repurpose waste concrete through additive manufacturing

By Lisa McDonald / December 1, 2020

To date, recycling of building rubble into new construction products is limited because the material does not meet strict building regulations. A new £6 million project led by Manchester Metropolitan University and partners across Europe aims to overcome this limitation using additive manufacturing because products produced this way are not subject to the same building restrictions.

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Video: Listen to music privately without the headphones

By Lisa McDonald / November 25, 2020

Social distancing is at the top of everyone’s minds as we head into this holiday season. A new audio technology by Israeli company Noveto Systems takes this concept to heart by using “sound beaming” to send sound directly to your ears without the use of headphones.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / November 25, 2020

Waste concrete repurposed into public furniture, NASA decadal review, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 25, 2020.

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Porous volumetric ceramic burners increase oven energy efficiency

By Lisa McDonald / November 24, 2020

Though gas ovens are considered more energy efficient than electric ovens, they still face challenges with dissipation of heat into the environment. Porous volumetric ceramic burners are a combustion technology that may improve heat transfer in gas ovens, and researchers in Germany investigated the technology’s heat transfer mechanisms to better illuminate its potential.

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A new fabrication method takes root—researchers grow carbon nanotube forest of record length

By Lisa McDonald / November 20, 2020

Carbon nanotubes demonstrate much higher tensile strength than carbon fibers, but growing nanotubes in bulk while retaining this property is an obstacle that limits their commercial applications. Researchers in Japan developed a new fabrication method that could overcome the challenge of growing nanotubes in bulk.

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Better bodies with biomaterials, plus more inside December 2020 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / November 19, 2020

The December 2020 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring applications of ceramics and glass in the human body—is now available online. Plus—C&GM and ceramicSOURCE

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Video: LED wall, the future of movie backgrounds

By Lisa McDonald / November 18, 2020

Green- or blue-screen compositing is the typical technique used in the film industry to create different backgrounds for a scene. Yet this well-established technique comes with disadvantages, ones that can be overcome using a novel LED wall developed for the television series The Mandalorian.

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