Ceramic Tech Today

China’s construction moving ahead on CEFR ‘fast-neutron’ nuclear reactor

By / April 14, 2010

I just came across an interesting article from Nuclear Engineering International magazine from January indicating that China has broken ground and moving forward quickly on an experimental 65 MW fast-neutron…

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Video of the week: Jim Marra on using ceramic and glass materials to treat and stabilize nuclear and other hazardous wastes

By / April 14, 2010

Jim Marra, an advisory engineer in the Materials Science and Technology Directorate of the Savannah River National Lab, is an expert on using ceramic and glass materials to convert extremely…

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Grid-locking turbines to combat intermittency

By / April 13, 2010

The New York Times reported that researchers have proposed connecting wind farms with underground transmission lines in order to keep wind power supply stable. Intermittency of wind generated power is…

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Glass and optical materials symposium discount ends April 16

By / April 12, 2010

Friday, April 16, is the last day to take advantage of the $100 early-registration for one of the top glass and optical materials conferences going on in the world in…

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Ferroelectric nanowires and other emerging electronic materials

By / April 12, 2010

According to a news release from the University of Arkansas, researchers have discovered a new phase in ferroelectric nanowires that could be manipulated for electronic devices. The group, that included…

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World’s largest solar-powered boat ready to set sail

By / April 12, 2010

The world’s largest solar-powered boat was placed in the water for its first trip on March 31. The boat was gently placed in the Baltic Sea where she will remain…

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AAAS offers free ‘how-to’ webinar on science career networking

By / April 9, 2010

Everyone talks about the need networking in research. Everyone always tell you networking is how to make job connections. And, everyone says they intend to do a lot of networking…

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Utility-level solid oxide & molten carbonate fuel cell projects given green light in California

By / April 9, 2010

The California Public Utility Commission voted yesterday to approve projects by Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison to install utility-owned solid oxide and molten-carbonate fuel cells on several…

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Strontium-doped perovskite-based catalytic converters offer cheaper alternative to platinum for diesel, gas exhaust

By / April 9, 2010

According to a new paper in Science, a team from GM’s Global R&D operations may have found a significantly less expensive way to treat vehicle exhaust via a catalytic converter…

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Please welcome the newest addition to the periodic table: Element 117

By / April 8, 2010

According to a release from the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, a new element has been discovered, one that resides in a tiny slice of paradise called the island of stability.…

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