Ceramic Tech Today

Friday federal funding facts

By / October 4, 2009

Whoa, not sure whether this is because of new reporting expectations, because of the revamp of the recovery.com website, or just an huge leap in available funding at the DOE,…

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Solar power isn’t feasible!

By / October 1, 2009

This cartoon is found on the cover of the book “SolarGas” by David Hoye, published back in 1979.

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Nitride with silicon: solar cells with 30% efficiency?

By / September 30, 2009

A Phoenix company said it has created a hybrid solar cell that pairs a gallium-nitride thin film with typical silicon-based PV technology to produce a single unit it claims can…

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Video of the week: Aeroclay research at Case Western

By / September 30, 2009

We first wrote about the aerogel work of David Schiraldi’s group at CWRU back in June. Now the school and university have produced a great little video about basic steps…

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Could Lithium-ion batteries eventually use titanium dioxide?

By / September 29, 2009

I don’t know much about this other than what was posted at PNNL’s website last week, but I hope to see something published on this soon: Researchers would like to…

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Volvo’s electric: sexy, stunning, Swedish

By / September 29, 2009

Volvo Cars is currently evaluating the viability of a fully battery-electric vehicle. This year, Volvo has built and is internally testing a small number of prototype versions of a BEV…

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New ceramic-based insulin delivery system reported

By / September 28, 2009

What may be a new and effective alternative to insulin injections is being reported in a paper (subscription required) to published in an online edition of ACerS’ International Journal of…

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Monday materials music

By / September 28, 2009

A new video from composer John Boswell: “A musical tribute to two great men of science. Carl Sagan and his cosmologist companion Stephen Hawking present: A Glorious Dawn – Cosmos…

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Friday federal funding facts… [Updated]

By / September 25, 2009

UPDATE: Okay, the problem was that the Obama administration was installing a new version of its main Recovery website. The new site does look better and those who have poked…

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Obama nominates new “green czar” from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

By / September 25, 2009

Arun Majumdar, who currently heads a Lawrence Berkeley National Lab project that aims to help India reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, has been nominated by President Obama to head the…

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