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That’s a wrap: New sheet camera that bends around objects could revolutionize flexible lenses

By Stephanie Liverani / April 18, 2016

Researchers from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science are developing a new flat, thin camera that is so flexible it can be wrapped around objects to capture images that can’t be taken with conventional cameras.

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Free energy? Bacterial spores help capture invisible power from water evaporation

By April Gocha / June 29, 2015

Scientists at Columbia University are using their research to think differently about sustainable energy generation. And that approach is allowing the team to harness an invisible power source that’s available nearly everywhere—water evaporation.

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Materials research and research centers get leg up from NSF funding

By Jessica McMathis / March 2, 2015

Thanks to a multi-million-dollar infusion of funding from the National Science Foundation, materials and materials research centers are having one of their best months ever.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / December 10, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 26, 2013

Corning announces increased quarterly dividend and new $2 B share repurchase program The Corning Inc. Board of Directors approved an increase in the company’s quarterly common stock dividend. Corning’s second quarter dividend will rise to $0.10 per share of common stock held, versus $0.09 per share previously. Corning previously increased its dividend payment to $0.09…

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Alfred to lend ceramic electrolyte and glass expertise to GE Global Research battery project

By / May 1, 2012

GE locomotive battery. Credit: GE Global Research. Once again, Alfred University is in the news for working with a corporate partner under the auspices of a New York State technology initiative. School officials have just announced that the university and General Electric have signed a contract to develop a new generation of sodium metal halide…

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New rules of engagement for universities leveraging IP assets?

By / September 13, 2011

BioPontis Alliance’s business model. Credit: BioPontis Alliance. I don’t know how generic the situation is (but I suspect it’s similar in materials fields), but a story in Nature Biotechnology—”New models emerge for commercializing university assets,” by Nuala Moran (doi:10.1038/nbt0911-774)—describes some of the dilemmas and responses universities and private industries engaged in biotech development are coming…

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Two new MacArthur Fellows highlight materials R&D

By / September 22, 2009

The names of the 2009 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellows (the “genius” awards) were announced today, and I want to draw attention to two of the people on the list who are deep in new materials, John Rogers and Ted Zoli. Rogers, whom I first wrote about last October, is a professor…

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