Ceramic Tech Today

Little speaks out on GE’s energy

By / July 22, 2009

MIT’s online Technology Review has posted an interesting interview with Mark Little, GE’s director of research, on a number of energy-related topics. He reveals some interesting thoughts on GE’s plan…

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Video of the week – Gary Messing: Substituting ceramics for single crystals

By / July 22, 2009

How do you sinter material to perfection to make it as transparent as window glass . . . or a single crystal? ACerS Fellow and former president Gary Messing has…

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A 1 percent recommendation

By / July 21, 2009

Jeff Tollefson reports on Nobel laureates calling for a $150 billion special Clean Energy Technology Fund in climate change legislation, “a dedicated and untouchable stream of revenue in the climate…

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National labs top list of R&D 100 award recipients

By / July 21, 2009

R&D Magazine hosts the R&D 100 Awards, which are presented annually to researchers who have developed the year’s 100 most outstanding advances in applied technologies. ACerS just learned that 49…

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Nano center produces jobs, growth for Albany

By / July 20, 2009

Seems to be good news, so other cities are starting to take notice. From the Utica Observer-Dispatch: To understand the potential for the new nanotechnology initiative at SUNYIT in Marcy,…

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Spain, Portugal open new joint nano center

By / July 20, 2009

Spanish and Portuguese officials hope the $140 million, 160,000 square-foot center, opened on Friday, will pole-vault their nations into the fields of “nanomedicine, environmental monitoring, nanoelectronics and molecular nanomanipulation,” according…

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DOE’s University Turbine Systems Research Program announces project selection

By / July 20, 2009

The DOE announced the selection of three projects under the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Turbine Systems Research Program. University researchers will investigate the chemistry and physics of advanced turbines,…

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Don’t miss Feynman’s ‘Messenger’ lectures

By / July 19, 2009

I know this is not actually news given that word of this came out several days ago, but you have to trust me on this: Turn off the Simpsons, NCI,…

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But then quantum computing losers a big funder . . .

By / July 18, 2009

Some times it’s one step forward and one step back. Apparently IARPA is now yanking its stake in NIST quantum computing research.

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Scientists create first electronic quantum processor

By / July 18, 2009

A team led by Yale University researchers has successfully implemented simple algorithms using a quantum processor based on microwave solid-state technology – similar to that found in computers and cell…

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