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ACerS launches ‘New’ Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division

By Eileen De Guire / February 8, 2013

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/aacs_faber.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/aacs_faber.jpg}] (Updated) What do cutting edge materials research and the investigation of ancient ceramic pots have in common? More than you would probably think, and the connections are the basis of a “new” division of The American Ceramic Society. For example, Marc Walton, an ACerS member and a conservation scientist at the…

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Administration: NSF, DOE grants boost MGI efforts, new $120M hub to advance energy storage research

By / November 30, 2012

Credit: OSTP. With the election behind it, the Obama administration appears to be quickly returning to a major emphasis on energy and “materials genome” related research. First, according to a new story coauthored by Cyrus Wadia, the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s point person for the Materials Genome Initiative, $25 million worth of grants…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / September 18, 2012

Check ’em out: The CVD system coats solar panel substrates in the cycle. Credit: Fraunhofer IST. New processes for cost-efficient solar cell production The photovoltaic industry is pinning its hopes particularly on high-efficiency solar cells that can achieve efficiencies of up to 23 percent. These “HIT” cells (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) consist of a…

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DOE allocates another $327M to labs, schools

By / August 5, 2009

In its final round of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-based awards, the DOE says it is going to provide money for science research projects at 10 federal labs and schools. For the record, this latest announcement brings the total amount of ARRA funding coming out of the DOE to $1.6 billion, all that Congress set…

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SLAC National Accelerator Lab’s X-ray laser achieves “first light”

By / June 18, 2009

Materials research got a great new tool in late April, 2009 when the Linac Coherent Light Source high-energy laser came to life at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab in Menlo Park, Calif.

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