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By Faye Oney / July 25, 2018

Ramsay Fellow to build world’s fastest charging battery, America Makes recognized for being a manufacturing model, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 25, 2018.

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Will our sweat someday power our electronic devices?

By Faye Oney / September 1, 2017

Our workouts may eventually serve a dual purpose—getting us in shape and powering our devices. Researchers developed a flexible biofuel cell for wearable devices that can power an LED and a Bluetooth radio, using sweat as a power source.

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Now you see it, now you don’t—scientists developing real ‘ultrathin’ invisibility cloak with scale-up potential

By Stephanie Liverani / September 22, 2015

The concept of the invisibility cloak is no longer limited to the pages of J.K. Rowling’s fictional masterpieces. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley are developing this technology for scalable, real-world applications.

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ACerS announces 2014 Distinguished Life Members, Class of Fellows

By Eileen De Guire / May 22, 2014

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) recently announced its 2014 Distinguished Life Members and Class of Fellows.

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Advanced ceramic materials may provide hydrogen storage solution for fuel cells

By April Gocha / April 22, 2014

A team of UCSD scientists, led by Olivia Graeve, has detailed a novel combustion synthesis technique to generate advanced ceramic materials for hydrogen storage applications for fuel cell technologies.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / November 26, 2012

Lot’s of good stories here: India-Japan join hands to challenge China’s rare earth monopoly The Indian Prime Minister was forced to cancel his planned visit to Japan this month after the Japanese government dissolved the lower house of parliament and announced early elections. An important trade pact in respect of rare earth materials was proposed…

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Can a fish in the Amazon inspire ‘flexible’ ceramics?

By / February 10, 2012

An armorlike arapaima fish scale resists being fractured by a piranha tooth that is slowly pressed into it. In fact, it is the tooth that fails. Credit: Meyers Group: Credit: UCSD Jacobs Sch. of Eng. If you ever watch cable TV’s River Monsters (and, honestly, who doesn’t!), you might be familiar with a large Amazonian…

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Follow up: Chalcogenide phase-change memory materials for high-speed, low-power data storage

By Eileen De Guire / June 9, 2011

I’ve received some follow-up information from Gang Chen, whose work on phase-change memory chalcogenide materials I wrote about earlier this week. He provided some numbers that illustrate the potential for very impressive reductions in power consumption for nonvolatile data storage based on PCMMs. Chen notes that the quoted 30-50% reduction in power consumption from lowering…

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Chalcogenide phase-change memory materials for high-speed, low-power data storage

By Eileen De Guire / June 6, 2011

Ohio University graduate student, Chandrasiri Ihalawela discusses his work on telluride-base phase change memory materials with SVRNL’s Kevin Fox. Last week the University of California, San Diego announced that a group from its computer science department will be demonstrating a data storage system based on phase-change memory materials at the Device Automation Conference 2011 taking…

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Nanoparticle cocktail targets and kills tumors

By / January 19, 2010

A team of researchers from the National Cancer Institute’s Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence have teamed up to develop a “cocktail” of different nanometer-sized particles that work in concert within the bloodstream to locate, adhere to and kill cancerous tumors. The work that was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “This…

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