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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 30, 2012

An artist’s representation of the proposed on-chip laser design, created via transfer printing of photonic crystal between layers of silicon nanomembrane. Credit: Hongjun Yang. Check ’em out: Printed photonic crystal mirrors shrink on-chip lasers down to size Electrical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas at Arlington have devised a new laser…

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Rutgers grad students demonstrate rapid ceramic product inspection technique

By / April 10, 2012

An ultrasonic phased array setup. Credit: Techno Inc. A hat tip to Quality Magazine on this. As part of their PhD thesis work, Steve Bottiglieri and Andrew Portune, graduate students at Rutgers, worked with equipment suppliers to develop a novel and relatively quick non-destructive testing approach that seems to be well suited for inspecting certain high-performance ceramic products that…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / September 20, 2011

Here’s what we are hearing: Duo’s chemistry makes it possible: natural gas produced from biomass H.C. Starck and Clausthaler Umwelttechnik-Institut (Germany) have joined forces to successfully develop a completely new generation of catalyzers and process technology for the production of substitute natural gas from biomass as a renewable energy source. The two groups have engineered…

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Ceramic armor wins big at Oscars

By / March 11, 2010

The movie The Hurt Locker won big on Oscars night last weekend. The film about explosive ordinance disposal squad in Iraq scored five awards in total: Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director, and Mark Boal scored for Best Original Screenplay. It won Best Film Editing and Best Sound Editing. And finally, the film won Best Picture…

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Joel Moskowitz: Ceradyne’s Armor Roots, New Market Opportunities and Surviving the Economy

By / July 30, 2009

Here is a chance to get a first-hand business report from one of the United States’ most successful ceramic products company.

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Improved Outer Tactical Vest

By / April 9, 2009

One of the most prevelant forms of ceramic armor currently in use by the United States military is the IOTV.

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‘Soft’ Ceramic Armor

By / April 9, 2009

This video is meant to show there is more than one way to skin the ceramics-as-armor cat.

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Hard Ceramic Armor

By / April 9, 2009

This video is something of an introduction to ceramic armor. It uses the suit worn in the most recent Batman movie (The Dark Knight) as a jumping off point for explaining the production and composition of ceramic armor plates manufactured by Ceradyne.

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Oodles of Oobleck

By / April 9, 2009

A classic experiment/weird experience in materials science, rheology, shear stress, strain rate, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics – and gooey fun: the Oobleck Run, AKA (with a great deal of hyperbole) “walking on water.”

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New Army task force will attempt to reset protective gear procurement

By / March 18, 2009

Makers of various personal ceramic armor systems are taking note of a new development coming out of the Pentagon. At a March 12 media briefing, the Army announced what amounts to a review of the equipment worn by soldiers, especially in the area of development, procurement, fielding the gear. “Synchronization” seems to be the key…

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