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NREL study illustrates need for expanding EV charging infrastructure

By Faye Oney / October 10, 2017

A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory claims the U.S. will need 8,000 fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations to accommodate the increasing number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the coming decades.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / October 1, 2012

You probably already know there is some really interesting stuff going on in the materials field. Here is some of the latest: Project aims to convert waste into construction materials A project in Europe aims to convert urban and agricultural waste into high-performance products for the construction sector. These materials will be developed within the…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 6, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: An aluminum oxynitride window hermetically bonded to a metallic fixture. Credit: Surmet. Successful demo of bonding of metal to ALON optical ceramic for applications including oil and gas drilling Conventional metalizing and brazing techniques used for Alumina and sapphire are not directly applicable to ALON. However, Surmet has now successfully…

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There could be a virus in your battery

By RussJordan / June 7, 2009

But don’t worry. It is a common bacteriophage. It can infect bacteria but is harmless to humans. You might find this virus someday in the battery of your plug-in hybrid car. What has happened is that MIT researchers now can genetically engineer viruses to build the anodes and cathodes of a lithium-ion battery. These batteries…

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