Ceramic Tech Today

DOE awards $62M for concentrating solar power materials, systems R&D

By / May 14, 2010

The DOE has announced that it will be injecting $62 million over five years to 13 companies and institutions for a variety of concentrating solar power projects. The agency says…

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The good and bad news: Navistar rolling out first truck with A123 Li-ion battery

By / May 13, 2010

Navistar’s first eStar 100-mile electric truck, powered by one of A123 System’s batteries, is rolling off the assembly line. I know that because I “participated” in a bizarre conference call,…

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Ceramic Leadership Summit: Spotlight on Energy Innovations

By / May 13, 2010

The Energy Innovation track at the Ceramic Leadership Summit June 21-22 in Baltimore, Md., will highlight advances and challenges facing the the future of energy creation, harvesting and storage. Nuclear…

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Zircoa offering special pricing on excess inventory specialty refractory products

By / May 13, 2010

Zircoa Inc. has announced something of a sale for its specialty refractory ceramic product. The Ohio company has launched a special “Excess Inventory Program” on its website. “We have excess…

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Samsung testing energy-scavenging nanopiezo touch screen prototypes

By / May 13, 2010

A computer touch screen that powers itself? It may only be five years until your iPad has this. Technology Review reports that Samsung and Sungkyunkwan University (Korea) have teamed up…

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Growth in glass? PPG reopening glass furnace, ramping up fiberglass production in N.C.

By / May 13, 2010

Glass manufacturing, at least fiberglass production, may be seeing signs of improving. PPG Industries just announced that it has restarted a furnace at its facility in Shelby, N.C. The restart…

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Video of the Week: Dinesh Agrawal on microwave energy applied the processing of ceramic, metal and composite materials

By / May 12, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/agrawal_microwaves.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/agrawal_microwaves.jpg}] In this video, Dinesh Agrawal, professor of materials and director the Penn State’s Microwave Processing and Engineering Center, provides an overview of the growing use of…

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High-temperature ceramics guru Linda Jones picked to be CAO of Alfred U.’s college

By / May 11, 2010

Alfred University today announced that Linda Jones, a ceramics professor we recently featured in one of our videos, will be the new chief administrative officer of the university’s College of…

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And the winners are…everyone!

By / May 11, 2010

In honor of Earth Day, The American Ceramic Society launched a contest on Ceramic Tech Today inviting readers to share stories and anecdotes on the important role that ceramics play…

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Nissan’s Li-ion pack dips below $400/kWh

By / May 10, 2010

Over 8,200 people have made online reservations in the past month for the upcoming Nissan Leaf EV, and for good reason. Set to be released this year, the $33,000 vehicle…

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