Ceramic Tech Today

Scientists tackle the mysterious malady of LED “droop”

By / July 30, 2009

At first glance, the light-emitting diode, or LED, beats the venerable incandescent bulb in every way. It’s compact, bright, long-lasting and, in its latest form, can produce a warm, white…

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New Zealand develops roadmap to address nanoparticle safety

By / July 29, 2009

Tiny particles in consumer products pose health and environmental risks and need to be tracked, a group of New Zealand scientists say. Amid growing worldwide concern about the potential effects…

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Video of the week – Joel Moskowitz on Ceradyne’s armor roots, new market opportunities and surviving the economy

By / July 29, 2009

Here is a chance to get, first-hand, a business report from one of the United State’s most successful ceramic products company. Ceradyne Corporation’s founder and CEO, Joel Moskowitz, describes the…

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Oregon eyes roadways for solar energy production

By / July 28, 2009

Oregon is reportedly among the states that are looking at the spaces along their roads for renewable energy production. A recent report in the New York Times‘ Green Inc. blog…

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Pickens scraps plan to build $12B wind farm

By / July 25, 2009

T. Boone Pickens scrapped plans to build a $12 billion wind farm in the Texas Panhandle, even though he already spent $2 billion ordering 687 giant wind turbines, and $60…

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Industry headlines

By / July 25, 2009

Carbo Ceramics relocates its headquarters The company’s new offices are located at Energy Center II, 575 N. Dairy Ashford, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77079. The company’s new phone number is (281)…

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New Mars rover to employ largest heat shield

By / July 24, 2009

NASA’s next Mars rover’s massive heat shield is finally ready for the robot. It is the largest heat shield ever built for a spacecraft destined for the red planet. The…

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Nanotechnology could help harness geothermal power

By / July 24, 2009

Earth’s molten mantle is a potentially inexhaustible source of energy that could meet 10 percent of the nation’s energy needs, but cost and safety concerns have hampered the growth of…

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Getting to concentrating solar thermal power’s potential

By / July 23, 2009

A new report released by the World Resources Institute claims that an enormous solar energy resource remains largely untapped in the Southwest U.S. That’s hardly news. But interestingly enough, the…

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Students build hydrogen fuel cell racecar

By / July 22, 2009

Gentlemen, start your fuel cells! Last August, Ceramic Tech Weekly reported on the first Formula Zero Championship. It was the first racing competition fueled by hydrogen. Next month, the team…

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