Ceramic Tech Today

US glassmaking down, some pockets remain strong

By / March 3, 2010

According to recent press reports, large glass companies, such as Corning and Guardian Industries, claim that even as the economy improves, they are unlikely to bring domestic employment and production…

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Video of the week: Biomedical applications of multifunctional nanomaterial systems

By / March 2, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/toprak_drugdelivery.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/toprak_drugdelivery.jpg}] I got a chance to interview Muhammet Toprak at the recent ICACC’10 conference. Toprak is a researcher in the Multifunctional Materials Division of the KTH –…

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Contaminated sites to be used to develop renewable energy

By / February 28, 2010

The EPA and the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab are evaluating the feasibility of developing renewable energy production on Superfund, brownfields and former landfill or mining sites. Superfund sites are…

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Bloom Box boom leaves lots of questions

By / February 24, 2010

Today was Bloom Energy‘s big media extravaganza and it seems like they were aiming for something on the order of what Apple or Microsoft would try to pull off. The…

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Video of the week: Nanotubes and other nanoparticles for drug delivery systems

By / February 24, 2010

Robert Pazik and Constanze Lamprecht are two young researchers who separately work on methods of using nanoparticles as multifunctional drug delivery systems for diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Pazik,…

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ORNL simulations explain unexpected DNA-nanotube flow

By / February 23, 2010

Via press release, researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab working toward a low-cost DNA sequencing tool for medical diagnostics have proposed using a single-walled carbon nanotube to thread a single…

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Green wine: California’s next big thing

By / February 22, 2010

Green wine is catching on. Solar panels have become a common sight across wine country. Vintners are realizing that the sun not only ripens their grapes, but provides power to…

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Links to 60 Minutes Bloom Energy SOFC story

By / February 21, 2010

CBS now has posted links to the original Bloom Energy solid oxide fuel cell story, plus several other “web extras” that expand a little on what was covered in the…

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K.R. Sridhar’s ideas on oxygen production for Mars mission

By / February 21, 2010

In case you missed it, in his 60 Minutes interview on Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cells, company founder K.R. Sridhar recounts how he first got into the field by…

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60 Minutes to air look at ‘Bloom Box’ fuel cells

By / February 20, 2010

Via a note from Kristen Brosnan, I learned that Lesley Stahl and her 60 Minutes crew at CBS are doing a big story tomorrow (Feb. 21) on Bloom Energy and the…

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