Ceramic Tech Today

Fuel cells: Will a nanowire net cut catalyst costs?

By / March 25, 2009

One of the big divides the world of proton exchange fuel cell research is between those who are looking for an alternative to platinum (such as the University of Dayton’s…

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Birdair to show aerogel membrane roofing systems

By / March 24, 2009

Although there is a tendency to associate aerogel with more exotic applications, one of the frustrations has been finding ways to incorporate the temperamental material into common large-scale manufacturing and…

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Solyndra snags big solar loan guarantee offer

By / March 23, 2009

The DOE promised to act fast in distributing its stimulus monies and it is. It’s been announced that one of the first offers is going to Solyndra, a Fremont, Calif.,…

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Family matters: Parenting, not ability, affects women in math-related careers

By / March 22, 2009

The under-representation of women in science careers in the United States has been reported before, but a new Cornell University report provides more – but not necessarily startling – details…

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Nanotube aerogel sheets – better than real muscle?

By / March 20, 2009

Aerogels are incredibly lightweight (nearly lighter than air) and strong materials, and one of this blog’s most popular posts is a video demonstrating some amazing aerogel properties. Although it’s not…

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House thieves: Think twice if that Jimi Hendrix poster looks especially bright

By / March 20, 2009

Via Gizmag, two Fraunhofer Institutes have teamed up to develop a clever and simple way of treating window glass to make it sensitive to motion and, thus, perfect for security…

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New MACS fills appetite for fast, accurate spectroscopy

By / March 19, 2009

NIST and Johns Hopkins University researchers have unveiled a new speedy and sensitive probe that may prove to be a godsend for nano scientists and related businesses. The NIST-JHU team…

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Video of the week: Improved Outer Tactical Vest

By / March 18, 2009

One of the most prevelant forms of ceramic armor currently in use by the United States military is the IOTV. It went into large-scale use by the Marines in 2007…

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Oobleckpalooza bonus video of the week: Oobleck explained, sorta

By / March 18, 2009

The staff at Science Friday, too, senses the masses growing interest in all things oobleck and is shamelessly trying to ignore this blogs leadership efforts and elbow us out of…

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Museum touts transfer of F1 materials to everyday life

By / March 17, 2009

London’s Science Museum has a great new exhibit – Fast Forward: 20 ways F1 is changing our world. The “F1” reference is, of course, to auto racing, which has always…

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