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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 2, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for July 2, 2014.

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Lux Research weighs in on off-grid storage, non-platinum catalyst solutions

By / July 7, 2011

A backup power fuel cell for telecom applications. Credit: Kathy Fosberg; Wikipedia. Lux Research continues to track materials and tech prospects as closely as anyone I know, and two recent reports show they still don’t shy away from touting the apparent winners and losers in many advanced materials and energy-related markets, including many out-of-the spotlight…

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Video of the week- Sylvia Johnson on NASA’s thermal protection systems

By / August 12, 2009

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/sylvia_johnson.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/sylvia_johnson.jpg}] Sylvia Johnson, branch chief for the Thermal Protection Materials and Systems Branch of the NASA Ames Research Center, discusses applications related to thermal protection systems that she and her team have been developing for NASA space vehicles. She describes the differences between reusable TPS used, for example, with the space shuttle,…

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New Mars rover to employ largest heat shield

By / July 24, 2009

NASA’s next Mars rover’s massive heat shield is finally ready for the robot. It is the largest heat shield ever built for a spacecraft destined for the red planet. The extra size is needed because this rover – dubbed Curiosity – is about the size of a small car and could endure temperatures up to…

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