Ceramic Tech Today

Fraunhofer employs laser in new tricalcium phosphate rapid bone replacement method

By / June 25, 2010

Researchers at Fraunhofer’s Institute for Laser Technology say they are getting excellent results from a bone replacement system that uses a paste of polyactide (PLA) and tricalcium phosphate that is…

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Carbon nanotubes to make Li-ion batteries 10 times more powerful

By / June 24, 2010

According to an MIT press release, researchers claim to have created electrodes from carbon nanotubes that can make lithium-ion batteries ten times more powerful than conventional models. Such batteries, they…

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Asahi to manufacture new glass-ceramic substrate for $1.12B high-power LED market

By / June 24, 2010

Asahi Glass Co. says that in July it will be offering a new glass-ceramics substrate targeted at manufacturers of stronger, brighter LEDs (think residential, automotive and electronics, such as 3D…

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Videos of the Week: Manufacturing of mirrors, marbles

By / June 23, 2010

“Mirrors” is my all time favorite How It’s Made video, with a close second being “Marbles,” shown below. The manufacturing of these glass objects entail complicated processes, documented in these…

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Graphene transistors to grow in size, reduce cost of electronics

By / June 22, 2010

In the advanced online edition of Nature Nanotechnology, researchers have developed a new method to produce graphene sheets leading to a diagonal dimension of 30 in. – larger than ever…

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Quantum dots to reduce heat loss in PV cells

By / June 21, 2010

In a recent post at ScientificAmerican.com, David Bielo details many of the inefficiencies of photovoltaic cells. Although layered cells composed of various elements can convert more than 40 percent of…

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Iowa State Portland cement expert provide some insights on Deepwater Horizon oil well failure

By / June 18, 2010

A Portland cement concrete research engineer at Iowa State University says poor decision making, not poor technology, doomed the Deepwater Horizon. Bob Steffes, ISU’s Institute for Transportation, bases his conclusions…

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There’s still time to suggest an SEM shot!

By / June 17, 2010

Recently we gave our readers the opportunity to suggest an item for viewing under a scanning electron microscope. The ideas have been great, but we want more! Check out this…

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Toyota, Tesla team to build all electric cars

By / June 16, 2010

The undisputed hybrid king, Toyota, says it is teaming  up with Tesla Motors in the development of electric cars that run solely on lithium-ion batteries. As part of the deal,…

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Videos of the week – LED lighting without cords

By / June 16, 2010

Today’s videos are variations on the same theme – LED light bulbs that operate without an electrical connection. The video above features the N100 bulb from a new Hong Kong…

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