Ceramic Tech Today

Chevron taps CST to get more oil

By / August 25, 2009

Chevron disclosed plans to use concentrated solar thermal technology from Brightsource Energy to enhance oil recovery from an aging well in central California. That’s right. They are using the solar…

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Solar cells to be printed like newspaper, painted on rooftops

By / August 24, 2009

Solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle “inks” that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb…

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Friday federal funding facts

By / August 21, 2009

Okay, so now we are finally getting close to $.5 billion in actual checks being cut from DOE and NSF. (If you haven’t cast a vote in our poll on…

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Score another first for aerogel

By / August 20, 2009

Artist’s rendering of Stardust’s aerogel packs. Credit: NASA NASA reported Monday that the aerogel grid that was carried by the agency’s Stardust spacecraft captured an amino acid, a finding that…

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Microtubular SOFC: Small is beautiful – and cooler and powerful

By / August 20, 2009

A group from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and the Fine Ceramics Research Association in Nagoya, Japan, reported in a recent issue of Science about their…

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Video of the week – Del Day on treating cancer with glass microspheres

By / August 19, 2009

Del Day, the Curators’ Professor Emeritus of Missouri University of Science and Technology, discusses his work in the field of bioglass. Day, a former president of ACerS, has spent several…

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Planar anode-supported fuel cells

By / August 18, 2009

Via the Nanowerk website, we get a story about efforts by the Institute of Energy Research at the German Research Center Jülich (FZJ) to deal with some of the practical…

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Blog changes coming tomorrow

By / August 18, 2009

As I mentioned last week, we will be introducing some changes to this blog starting tomorrow. Most of these changes are of the behind-the-scenes type, but one big noticeable change…

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Solar-powered fish tracker

By / August 17, 2009

Desert Star Systems is developing a special self-powered “archival tag” – the SeaTag-GEO – to track fish under a NOAA funded project. The idea behind these tags is that researchers…

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Multifunctional material aids brain imaging

By / August 17, 2009

Engineers are getting craftier and craftier about making one material that is capable of more than one function, especially in the realm of nanomaterials. It can be a little difficult…

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