Ceramic Tech Today

Blog changes coming tomorrow

By / August 18, 2009

As I mentioned last week, we will be introducing some changes to this blog starting tomorrow. Most of these changes are of the behind-the-scenes type, but one big noticeable change…

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Solar-powered fish tracker

By / August 17, 2009

Desert Star Systems is developing a special self-powered “archival tag” – the SeaTag-GEO – to track fish under a NOAA funded project. The idea behind these tags is that researchers…

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Multifunctional material aids brain imaging

By / August 17, 2009

Engineers are getting craftier and craftier about making one material that is capable of more than one function, especially in the realm of nanomaterials. It can be a little difficult…

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Monday materials mind candy

By / August 17, 2009

Aerogel experiments from squidie on Vimeo. Now go get your week started!

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NexTech shows off big SOFC

By / August 15, 2009

Ohio, in general, is developing a reputation for having a fuel cell business corridor, and the Columbus-area NexTech Materials is one example. The company recently demonstrated what it claims to…

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Friday federal funding facts

By / August 14, 2009

A slight uptick in the number of DOE checks going out last week. NSF’s cash going out even slower. Regardless, it’s still like a trickle. . . Department of Energy…

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Virginia Tech aims for the sky to win Solar Decathlon

By / August 14, 2009

Lumenhaus is Virginia Tech’s zero-energy home that can be completely powered by the sun and geothermal energy. Other sustainable features include the use of passive energy systems, radiant heating and…

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Imaging aids understanding

By / August 14, 2009

Two recent stories illustrate how having a visual understanding of systems and processes can help researchers to explain and clarify the underlying science. The first story comes from the Lawrence…

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TVA to end wet ash storage

By / August 12, 2009

The Tennessean reported that Tennessee Valley Authority plans to quit storing ash from its coal-fired power plants in wet landfills, like the one that devastated an East Tennessee community when…

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Mileage wars!

By / August 12, 2009

About time this competition heats up. General Motors said yesterday that Volt extended-range electric vehicle, (not due until 2011), would achieve a fuel rating of 230 miles a gallon in…

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