Ceramic Tech Today

Get out your pens and publish with ACerS!

By / September 17, 2009

ACerS-Wiley is currently seeking new authors or volume editors for textbooks, handbooks or reference books on ceramics and ceramics-related topics. By publishing with ACerS-Wiley, you are joining a team of…

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Tony Evans

By / September 16, 2009

Tony died last week after a tough fight with cancer. He is considered to be one of the “giants” in not only ceramic science, but, really, in all of materials…

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Video of the week: MU’s blast-resistant glass

By / September 16, 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. The…

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Piezoelectricity’s positive vibrations

By / September 16, 2009

Via LiveScience, the Inside Science News Service reports that scientists at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in Blacksburg, Va., have recently developed a tiny piezoelectric device that is able to harness…

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Gold used to enhance nanocrystal conductance

By / September 15, 2009

Researchers at Berkeley Lab reported a technique by which the electrical conductivity of nanorod crystals of cadmium-selenide was increased 100,000 times. “The key to our success is the fabrication of…

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Monday materials music

By / September 14, 2009

Chemistry dance party! Now get to work!

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Green algae harnessed to make paper-based batteries

By / September 11, 2009

A press release from Uppsala University, Sweden, claims that a group of researchers at the Ångström Laboratory have discovered that the distinctive cellulose nanostructure of Cladophora algae can serve as…

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Friday federal funding facts

By / September 11, 2009

There have apparently been a lot of funding activities going on, but the specifics aren’t immediately clear. For example, the amount of DOE available funding grew by 10 percent (!)…

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Patrick Gallagher to lead NIST

By / September 11, 2009

The White House and U.S. Department of Commerce announced yesterday that physicist Patrick Gallagher will be nominated to be director of NIST. Gallagher is currently the NIST deputy director. According…

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Blast from the past: GM’s other hybrid car

By / September 11, 2009

While clearing out some junk in my garage, I came across a October 1980 copy of Popular Mechanics that contained the above story with “spy photos” of a two-passenger electric…

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