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Big Bucks for Bucky-balls

Posted on January 18th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Buckyballs

Image by Visitor7 (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

Looking to pick up a few extra dollars before the holiday credit card bills roll in? Seems there is building demand for endohedral fullerenes – the world’s most expensive material. Continue reading “Big Bucks for Bucky-balls” »

‘Flame On’ for the Holiday’s Hottest Gift

Posted on January 11th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

hoverboard fires plague new holiday gift

“Zero G Hands Free Segway” by Soar Boards, used under CC BY / Cropped and patched from original

Feeling burned by this holiday’s hottest gift? What was supposed to fuel this seasons tech innovation craze ends up sparking fires for hundreds of unsuspecting purchasers around the globe. While several potential reasons could be at play causing hoverboards to burst Continue reading “‘Flame On’ for the Holiday’s Hottest Gift” »

A Windshield to Go Ape Over

Posted on December 19th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

Ford GT

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Did we just witness a technological leap? Ford’s announcement of using a new type of Corning Gorilla Glass in a production vehicle is not just interesting because it’s an industry first for a new type of Gorilla Glass formulation, but it also that it signals a leap of technology from the consumer electronics industry to the automotive industry. Continue reading “A Windshield to Go Ape Over” »

Prove You’re On The Right Track – Validate Your Ideas Early

Posted on November 30th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

When you’re working with new ideas, new technology and products on the cutting edge, it can be very easy to get carried away. Continue reading “Prove You’re On The Right Track – Validate Your Ideas Early” »