Ceramic Tech Today

DOE invests for “most advanced wind turbine in the world”

By / October 18, 2009

Secretary Steven Chu announced new investments in wind energy research facilities that aim to produce the most advanced and efficient wind turbines in the world. The funding is from the…

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EU calls for €50 billion renewable energy investments

By / October 17, 2009

(via Rare Metals) The European Commission announced it is trying to assemble a joint effort by governments, nonprofits and businesses to develop the technologies to address climate change and a…

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Nanotube properties manipulated by catalyst composition

By / October 16, 2009

Researchers know that single‐walled carbon nanotubes have a lot of potential in the world of electronics. Besides being cheap to produce, it’s been show that SWNTs can be produced that…

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Color-changing tile absorb, reflect heat

By / October 16, 2009

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of physics knows that dark surfaces absorb heat, while white surfaces are more effective at reflecting heat – hence the growing number of experts…

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Molasses at DOE, NSF and NASA

By / October 14, 2009

Referring, of course, to the still glacial flow of Recovery Act funds from these agencies to those who, you know, will actually spend it and have it flow ever onward…

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Video of the week: ‘Bridge-in-a-backpack’ construction

By / October 14, 2009

As discussed in Ann’s post from yesterday, this video shows the building of the Neal Bridge in Pittsfield, Maine, and illustrates the glass-carbon fiber–concrete tube technology pioneered by the University…

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Maine’s manicotti bridge

By / October 13, 2009

The New York Times has a report on a candidate for the ‘bridge of the future” title: the Neal Bridge in Pittsfield, Maine, that has a foundation of 23 hollow…

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Rio Tinto sells, China expands African bauxite holdings

By / October 13, 2009

According to TradingMarkets.com, Rio Tinto is selling its 80 percent stake in Ghana’s only bauxite mine to Chinese minerals group Bosai, the company said on Monday. CTT has been reporting…

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Monday materials music

By / October 12, 2009

A hat tip to The Great Beyond. Pharyngulia says this is promotional video for the Australian research organization CSIRO. I don’t know if that means CSIRO initiated it, or if…

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World’s smallest nuclear battery

By / October 9, 2009

Via a press release from University of Missouri, we learn that researchers are developing a nuclear battery that is smaller, lighter and more efficient. It is the size and thickness…

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