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Renewable energy R&D on the budget chopping block

By Jim Destefani / August 28, 2013

An energy spending bill that passed in the US House of Representatives in July would gut DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

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NSF’s seeking proposals, making investment in sustainable chemistry, engineering and materials

By Ashley White / July 31, 2012

The National Science Foundation has announced a cross-directorate initiative in Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials. Created in response to the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (which called for NSF to establish a Green Chemistry Basic Research program), SusChEM will focus on opportunities for advances in research and education related to sustainable synthesis, use and…

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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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First episode of PBS/NOVA ‘Making Stuff: Stronger’ now available

By / January 20, 2011

Watch the full episode. See more NOVA. NOVA/PBS now has the first episode of the Making Stuff series online (please note that the folks at NOVA/PBS seem to still be tweaking the coding of the video, so if the video does not appear above, click here to go directly to their website) and my initial…

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PBS, NSF to launch four-part materials science extravaganza Jan. 19

By / January 14, 2011

Like materials science? I am assuming you do if you read this blog. So, believe me when I say you should plan on tuning into your local PBS station and relaxing in front of the TV for the next four Wednesday evenings — or set you DVR to record — to watch each of the…

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