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What works for penguins could work for planes: Secrets of the feather show how to prevent ice formation

By April Gocha / December 21, 2015

New research shows that when it comes to anti-icing surfaces, the animal world’s most dapper creatures have a few tricks on their flippers.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 1, 2015

Measuring low-temp thermal expansion, new way to make X-rays, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 1, 2015.

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New $2.5M landmark conservation science institute to be established for the arts

By Eileen De Guire / February 12, 2013

Art Institute of Chicago art conservation scientist, Francesca Casadio, explains to delegates at the 2012 ICC4 meeting a project that investigated the enamel paints used in Pablo Picasso’s The Red Chair painting. Casadio and Katherine Faber are setting up a new conservation science research hub in Chicago. Credit: ACerS. (Updated) A few days ago I posted a…

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APS calls for more federal energy efficiency R&D support

By / June 28, 2010

The American Physical Society says it will be pushing congressional leaders to increase research investments in energy-efficiency technologies. The APS says that having a broad portfolio of energy-efficiency options is the fastest, easiest way to ending the United States’ reliance on foreign oil and domestic drilling, not to mention meeting the 2030 greenhouse gas targets.…

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U.S. science funding at risk because of America COMPETES amendments

By / May 18, 2010

The update to the America COMPETES Act appears to be in trouble, threatening continued expansions of funding for NSF, NIST and DOE. Readers of this blog should contact their Representatives in Congress. The America COMPETES Act, first signed in 2007, was a big step forward for science R&D in the U.S. and for the first…

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source

By / April 9, 2009

ANL’s Advanced Photon Source facility is a national synchrotron X-ray research facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Science, and provides the “brightest x-ray beams in the Western Hemisphere to more than 5,000 scientists worldwide”.

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source

By / March 11, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/argonnelab_aps.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/argonnelab_aps.jpg}]   In a post earlier this week I made reference to materials analysis assistance provided by ANL’s Advanced Photon Source facility. This video, created by the lab, provides a nice overview of how APS works and examples of where these capabilities are starting to pay off. The APS, a national synchrotron…

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Group tackles tougher turbine coatings

By / March 5, 2009

The Argonne National Lab website has a nice article discussing the work of a research team from Northwestern University, Rolls-Royce and ANL to improve the performance of materials used in power-generating turbines, improvements that can decrease weight, increase temperature tolerance, extend component life and, thus, increase the overall efficiency of these units that are expected…

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