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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 21, 2012

Check ’em out: September California workshop to explore plans for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, in partnership with state and national organizations, is inviting interested parties to the third in a series of regional workshops to introduce and encourage public discussion of a planned National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / March 12, 2012

Check ’em out: The final countdown for engines (Construction Europe) The start of 2012 marked the introduction of another tranche of emissions legislation in Europe and the U.S. – an extension of the EU Stage IIIB and U.S. Tier 4 Interim laws that came into force at the start of 2011 for the 130kW to…

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Fusion for less than $1 billion?

By / August 4, 2009

According to a Technology Review story, a Canadian start-up company, General Fusion, is building on two decade-old research and advances in digital processing, using a fusion approach that is based on 220 pneumatic pistons simultaneously ramming a metal sphere containing lead-lithium liquid and injected plasma targets composed of deuterium and tritium. By spinning the liquid…

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Budget good news for fusion effort

By / April 3, 2009

The FY 2009 federal budget bill, at last, ends what has been something of an embarrassment and point of anger and pessimism with the U.S. scientific community by containing significant funding for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project. This is great news for the international project and for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees who…

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