Ceramic Tech Today

Friday federal funding facts… [Updated]

By / September 25, 2009

UPDATE: Okay, the problem was that the Obama administration was installing a new version of its main Recovery website. The new site does look better and those who have poked…

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Obama nominates new “green czar” from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

By / September 25, 2009

Arun Majumdar, who currently heads a Lawrence Berkeley National Lab project that aims to help India reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, has been nominated by President Obama to head the…

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Good day on Wall Street for A123 shareholders

By / September 24, 2009

The gamblers were running amok today. Reuters: Shares of A123 Systems, a maker of lithium-ion car batteries, had the second-best debut of any 2009 U.S. initial public offering, rising 50.3…

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Apply to be a National Academies Graduate Fellow

By / September 24, 2009

The National Academies have just announced that they are soliciting applications for the next two sessions of their Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Graduate Fellowship Program. One is a Winter-Spring…

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Cutting PV costs, Part 2: Process improvements vs. science breakthroughs

By / September 24, 2009

Yesterday we posted a Technology Review video interview with Emanuel Sachs (1366 Technologies’ chief technology officer and professor of mechanical engineering at MIT) in which he and Craig Lund (1366’s…

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ELI: Fossil fuels get twice the subsidy of renewables [Updated]

By / September 24, 2009

A study released last Friday indicates that, despite popular perception, fossil fuels get the lion’s share of U.S. energy subsidies, and that much of those subsidies are going to aid…

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A123 Systems IPO to happen this week? [Update #3]

By / September 24, 2009

That’s what supposed to occur for the nanophospate lithium-ion battery maker, although the exact dates for IPOs are often a little soft. Right now it looks like 9/23/ or 9/24.…

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Cutting PV costs, Part 1: New busbars, ‘fingers’ to cut costs by 20%?

By / September 23, 2009

Technology Review has a video (24 min.) of a recent interview with Emanuel Sachs, 1366 Technologies’ chief technology officer and professor of mechanical engineering at MIT. He explains the physics…

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University of Pennsylvania’s Nano/Bio Center scoops $11.5M NSF grant

By / September 22, 2009

Good news came yesterday to the Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania when it learned it won an $11.5 million grant from the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers…

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Zoyas to lead wind power tutorial at Energy2010 conference

By / September 22, 2009

I just learned that Jose Zayas, manager of the wind energy technology program at Sandia National Laboratories, will be leading a tutorial session on materials and wind energy applications at…

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