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Collaboration between Air Force Research Lab and HRL Labs could bring additively manufactured ceramics to hypersonic travel

By April Gocha / April 10, 2018

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate recently announced that it is working together with HRL Laboratories to additively manufacture high-temperature ceramic materials that are well-suited for hypersonic aircraft.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / August 2, 2013

  Coffeehouse giant pumps new life into Ohio pottery business (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) The moribund ceramics business of East Liverpool, Ohio, a small Ohio River town that a century ago was known as the “Pottery Capital of the USA,” recently received a jolt from an unlikely source: coffeehouse giant Starbucks Corp. American Mug and Stein Co.,…

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Reform of DOE National Lab structure proposed

By Jim Destefani / July 15, 2013

The Department of Energy’s network of 17 national laboratories and five related facilities has been responsible for a multitude of materials science and other innovations since World War II. Now Washington think tanks, Congressional leaders, and the new Secretary of Energy are beginning to look at how possible reforms to the labs’ structure and management…

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DOE’s recent energy materials meeting underlines importance of MCARE conference

By / February 24, 2012

The MCARE meeting, Feb. 26-March 1, will bring private sector, government and academic stakeholders together to discuss materials challenges in energy. Credit: ACerS. Next week I will be attending the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla., and as was doing a little background research, I came across across a…

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Trendy tech transfer from ARPA-E — “America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge”

By Eileen De Guire / December 20, 2011

National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists found multiple uses for thin film lithium ion conductors – for batteries and for solar cells. Credit National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Taking a page from reality television’s playbook, ARPA-E is conducting a tech transfer competition to pick the “most innovative and promising solution to the nation’s energy challenge,” which has…

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NSF’s first Innovation Corps awards announced

By Eileen De Guire / October 6, 2011

Credit: NSF We first told you about the NSF Innovation Corps initiative when it was unveiled by NSF director, Subra Suresh, in late July. The NSF has delivered on its promise to make the first round of awards by the close of FY 2011. The thrust of the initiative is to expedite the transition of…

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New rules of engagement for universities leveraging IP assets?

By / September 13, 2011

BioPontis Alliance’s business model. Credit: BioPontis Alliance. I don’t know how generic the situation is (but I suspect it’s similar in materials fields), but a story in Nature Biotechnology—”New models emerge for commercializing university assets,” by Nuala Moran (doi:10.1038/nbt0911-774)—describes some of the dilemmas and responses universities and private industries engaged in biotech development are coming…

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