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Ceramic metal composite could lower cost of electricity from solar power

By Faye Oney / November 2, 2018

Researchers have developed a ceramic-metal composite for a heat exchanger to generate electricity from solar power. Their advancement could ultimately lower the cost of electricity generated from solar power.

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Function over form: ‘Smarter’ textiles pave way for clothes that do more than cover

By Stephanie Liverani / September 16, 2016

From textiles that effectively dissipate body heat, to fabric that harvests energy from the sun, to computers sewn right into our sweaters, check out some of the latest innovations in “smart” clothing.

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CNT supercapacitor research a good fit for HTCMC-GFMAT conference, Georgia Tech student finds

By Eileen De Guire / July 1, 2016

Tyler Colling, a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was invited to present his research at HTCMC-9, GFMAT 2016, in Toronto, Canada, but he wasn’t sure how his work with carbon nanotube-based super capacitors would translate to the other research topics at the conference.

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Smarter materials for windows lead to innovations in energy efficiency

By Stephanie Liverani / July 24, 2015

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are developing materials that allow windows to let light pass through without transferring heat and, on the flip side, to block out light while allowing heat transmission.

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Cool shades—sunglasses that turn from dark to clear with the push of a button

By Stephanie Liverani / July 17, 2015

A group of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta have developed a polymer coating for glass that can change the lens color of eye glasses instantly with a small, user-controlled electrical current.

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The piezoelectric diet: Molybdenum disulfide thins down to charge up

By April Gocha / October 24, 2014

Researchers from Columbia University and Georgia Institute of Technology might still be fist-pumping at how right they were about some interesting properties of thin molybdenum disulfide that aren’t present in the bulk material.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 8, 2014

Fuel cells provide mobile power, making perfect solar absorbers, oxide-based magnetism for the future of computing, material defects make better batteries—and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 8, 2014.

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NIST awards 19 grants to bolster manufacturing, innovation

By Jessica McMathis / May 19, 2014

NIST recently handed out advanced manufacturing technology grants to 19 U.S. universities and nonprofits to strengthen manufacturing and innovation through technology roadmapping.

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Doped yttrium silicate ceramics perform antibacterial upconversion magic trick

By April Gocha / March 11, 2014

Scientists have created antimicrobial ceramics from yttrium silicate that can perform photon upconversion to kill bacteria on the ceramic’s surfaces.

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New projects worth millions announced on Materials Genome Initiative second anniversary

By Eileen De Guire / June 25, 2013

The Materials Genome Initiative aspires to reduce by half the time from materials discovery to manufacture. Credit: MGI; OSTP.    The Materials Genome Initiative turned two yesterday, and the White House celebrated the birthday by announcing a flurry of new projects that involve sizeable investments from 20 or so collaborators. According to a fact sheet (pdf)…

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