Ceramic Tech Today

Chinese groups honor U.S. ceramist for ‘green’ ceramics, space-repair system

By / February 12, 2009

A scientist at the Ohio Aerospace Institute has been chosen by two major Chinese scientific groups to receive an award in recognition of his accomplishments in materials science and technology…

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Video of the week: Son of oobleck

By / February 9, 2009

One can never get enough oobleck! Instead of running across it, this time, our video features Faraday waves, fingers and vortex (and vortices). This video is courtesy of the Center…

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Trio gets DOE Phase II SOCF funds

By / February 9, 2009

FuelCell Energy Inc. reports it has been awarded a hefty contract for Phase II of the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance’s Coal-Based Systems Cooperative Agreement.…

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New ‘domains’ for nano electronics

By / February 9, 2009

Researchers say that logic and memory functions of future electronic devices could shrink an order of magnitude (one or two nanometers, instead of tens of nanometers) if they can control…

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Dow Corning makes multi-billion dollar solar investment

By / February 9, 2009

Dow Corning Corp., known for its silicon-based technology, is betting it can be a major supplier to solar industry via a capital investment of several billion dollars. The investment will…

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Nanocoated pump seal wins ‘Oscar’ of invention

By / February 9, 2009

Dubbed the “Oscars of Innovation” by the Chicago Tribune, the R&D 100 Awards, presented annually by R&D magazine, are a badge of distinction that identifies a product as one of…

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Virginia Tech students awarded for inventing ‘moon bricks’

By / February 9, 2009

Their invention of lunar brick has earned a Virginia Tech student research team one of only two awards presented in a 2008 design competition sponsored by PISCES, an international research center…

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Vitro launches self-cleaning glass

By / February 9, 2009

Vitro SAB, one of Mexico’s largest glass manufacturers, is launching a new line of self-cleaning glass that’s said to improve visibility when it rains. Called “Ecopure,” the line is being…

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‘Restore science to its rightful place’

By / January 21, 2009

A key passage from President Obama’s address For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we…

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Video of the week – Two approaches to cloaking

By / January 21, 2009

Several research teams are actively pursuing cloaking/invisibility concepts. One of the prominent groups is at Duke University and the other is at University of California, Berkeley. The Berkeley team uses…

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