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DARPA develops next-gen fiber optics

By Jim Destefani / July 30, 2013

DARPA’s COUGAR hollow core optical fibers transmit light at 99.7 percent its speed in air, according to the agency. Credit: DARPA. Optical fibers typically consist of a transparent core surrounded by a transparent cladding material. The outer material has a lower index of refraction than the core material, thus trapping light in the core by…

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Record attendance at St. Louis/RCD symposium on refractories for petrochemical industry

By Eileen De Guire / March 29, 2013

I just got back from the 49th Annual Symposium on Refractories that was held Wednesday and Thursday at the combined St. Louis Section and Refractory Ceramics Division meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Refractory Challenges in the Chemical and Petro-Chemical Industries.” To open the symposium, Ed Linck (Linck Refractory Services) provided an overview…

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‘Print’ a house? Why not! Plus, ‘Rust Belt’ region awarded pilot institute for additive manufacturing

By Eileen De Guire / August 17, 2012

If you are thinking of building a new home for your family, you might want to watch this TEDx talk by a USC professor who has engineered a way to build a house using additive manufacturing methods. Wowser! I thought this technology was for smallish stuff, like electronics, bones or coffee cups. Behrokh Khoshnevis, though,…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / May 22, 2012

A solution of cadmium-selenide quantum dots glows orange under ultraviolet light. This luminescence forms the basis for their use in bioimaging. The effect of these quantum dots on primates is being investigated at the University of Buffalo. Credit Ye et al.; University of Buffalo. Check ’em out: Honeywell delivers advanced ballistic materials for combat helmets…

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White House invests $500M in Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

By Eileen De Guire / June 29, 2011

President Barack Obama announces Advanced Manufacturing Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Credit: Pete Souza; Official White House Photo. Last week President Obama unveiled a new initiative to invest in emerging technologies and create new manufacturing jobs and increase the nation’s global competitiveness. During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., Obama introduced the…

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