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New National Academies report on induced earthquakes from fracking, CO2 sequestration and geothermal energy

By Eileen De Guire / June 21, 2012

Hydraulic fracturing extracts methane from deep wells in shale deposits. A new National Academies study considers whether the technology induces local earthquakes. Credit: Wikimedia. A new study by the National Academies examines the risk of induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing and other underground energy technologies, such as carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, geothermal energy…

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National Research Council names 16 tech priorities for NASA

By Eileen De Guire / February 3, 2012

Space Shuttle Atlantis at liftoff in Feb. 2001 on a mission to deliver the module, Destiny, to the ISS. Development of lightweight materials for spacecraft of the future will reduce fuel requirements and increase payload budgets. Credit: NASA. “Success in executing future NASA space missions will depend on advanced technology developments that should already be…

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Nanomaterials safety research: National Academies sound alarm and urges cohesive plan

By / January 26, 2012

Framework for new report by a committee of the National Research Council for the National Academies. Credit: NRC. Nano environmental health and safety is clearly an important topic and one that is frequently referenced at materials conferences I have attended. But despite all the balloon juice, it seems to me that work over the last…

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Strategies for funding university scientific research: economizing, collaborating and specializing

By Eileen De Guire / August 30, 2011

The new Timken Engineered Surfaces Laboratory will be housed in the University of Akron’s new engineering research building. Credit: University of Akron. Back in July, the top story in national news was the budget and the debate over the debt ceiling. In the 11th hour Congress and the president came to an agreement that raised…

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’09 Friedberg Lecture: ‘Ceramics in a 21st Century Materials World’ by Gary Fischman

By / March 2, 2010

Gary Fischman, director of National Academies’
boards dealing with Materials, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, was
the 2009 Arthur L. Friedberg Memorial Lecturer at the recent ACerS
Annual Meeting and MS&T’09 conference.

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Video of the week: 2009 Friedberg Memorial Lecture: ‘Ceramics in a 21st Century Materials World’ by Gary Fischman

By / December 9, 2009

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/fischman_friedberg09.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/fischman_friedberg09.jpg}] Gary Fischman, director of National Academies’ boards dealing with Materials, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, was the 2009 Arthur L. Friedberg Memorial Lecturer at the recent ACerS Annual Meeting and MS&T’09 conference. Here is how he described the topics he covers in his lecture: “From the beginning of the 20th century to its…

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Apply to be a National Academies Graduate Fellow

By / September 24, 2009

The National Academies have just announced that they are soliciting applications for the next two sessions of their Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Graduate Fellowship Program. One is a Winter-Spring session (Feb. 3 – April 28, 2010) and the other is a Summer session (Aug. 30 – Nov. 19, 2010). Both take place in Washington,…

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