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  • 3-D Printed Ceramics Could Build Next-Gen Spaceships

    01/02/2016 9:20:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies ^ | 12/31/2015 | Eric Niiler
    Schaedler and colleagues at HRL invented a resin formulation that can be 3-D printed into parts of virtually any shape and size. The printed resin can then be fired, converting it into a high strength, fully dense ceramic. The resulting material can withstand ultrahigh temperatures in excess of 1,700 degrees Celsius (3,092 Fahrenheit) and is 10 times stronger than similar materials. Ceramics are much more difficult to work with than plastics or metals because they cannot be cast or machined easily, according to Schaedler, who is an author on the new study appearing today in the journal Science. But Schaedler's...
  • The Obama State China Service (Video)

    05/02/2015 10:15:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4-27-2015
    For a new state china service, First Lady Michelle Obama wanted it to have modern elements, but also for it to be practical, in the sense that it would be complementary to the preceding historic state services. The Obama State China Service consists of eleven-piece place settings for 320. Mrs. Obama sought a different color from the more primary red, green, blue, and yellow used on the more recent state services. She chose a blue inspired by the waters off the President’s home state of Hawai’i, calling it “Kailua Blue.” A fluted band of the Kailua Blue color, framed by...
  • Niagara Ceramics closing, ending 110 jobs (Unfair competition from China?)

    09/09/2013 7:09:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | September 9, 2013 | David Robinson
    Niagara Ceramics, the dinnerware manufacturer that was created after the closing of Buffalo China nine years ago, is shutting down, throwing 110 workers out of their jobs. The company announced the shutdown of its sprawling factory at 75 Hayes Place on Monday in a filing with the state Labor Department. Company officials, in the filing, cited “economic” reasons for the closing, which they said was effective immediately. Robert L. Lupica, the former Buffalo China executive and president of Niagara Ceramics, could not be reached to comment. Lupica was part of an investment group headed by Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, that...
  • Ceramic Rotary (Wankel) Engine ( Breakthrough ?)

    02/24/2013 9:18:11 AM PST · by taildragger · 39 replies
    Check out the video, the engine is small, model airplane size via the use of the propeller to give it a load, but it runs.Wankels are notorious for lack of thermal efficiency, but to keep all the heat in and turn it into motion via ceramics could be a game changer.Think about it;* Omnivorous* Smooth* Small in size.* It is uncooled, but is it unlubricated (?)
  • Roman Shipwreck Discovered Near Aeolian Islands

    07/02/2010 5:59:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    ANSAmed ^ | July 2010 | unattributed
    The wreck of a Roman ship from the first century AD which is still whole and has over 500 wide-mouthed amphorae onboard has been discovered to the south of the island of Panarea... [announced] by the Regional Councillor for Cultural Heritage, Gaetano Armao, and by the Superintendent, Sebastiano Tusa. ''From the first surveys,'' said Tusa, ''we can establish that it is a merchant shipping measuring around 25 metres, in perfect condition, which transported fruit and vegetables from Sicily to the markets in the north. The style of the amphorae is in fact typical of the 'workshops' of the island and...
  • Trash Talk [ Monte Testaccio, imperial Roman landfill ]

    05/05/2012 8:34:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Archaeology, Volume 62 Number 2 ^ | March/April 2009 | Jarrett A. Lobell
    In the middle of Rome's trendiest neighborhood, surrounded by sushi restaurants and nightclubs with names like Rodeo Steakhouse and Love Story, sits the ancient world's biggest garbage dump--a 150-foot-tall mountain of discarded Roman amphorae, the shipping drums of the ancient world. It takes about 20 minutes to walk around Monte Testaccio, from the Latin testa and Italian cocci, both meaning "potsherd." But despite its size--almost a mile in circumference--it's easy to walk by and not really notice unless you are headed for some excellent pizza at Velavevodetto, a restaurant literally stuck into the mountain's side. Most local residents don't know...
  • Battery Breakthrough?

    07/19/2008 2:47:21 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 59 replies · 176+ views
    Electrical-energy-storage unit (EESU) utilizing ceramic and integrated-circuit technologies for replacement of electrochemical batteries IS THIS A HOAX? IS THIS FOR REAL?
  • A y Porcelain collectors out there? Need help to ID these!

    12/09/2007 4:02:35 PM PST · by eastforker · 48 replies · 104+ views
    my ebay ^ | 12/09/07 | eastforker
    OK folks, need some help. I have scoured the net and have yet to find documentation on what these are or a history on their worth.Anybody???
  • Clues Lead To A Shared Past - Newly Discovered 4th-Century Ceramics Show Korean Influence

    04/03/2006 4:36:12 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Daily Yomiuri ^ | 4-3-2006 | Kazuya Sekiguchi - Hiroshi Tanaka
    Clues lead to a shared past / Newly discovered 4th-century ceramics show Korean influence Kazuya Sekiguchi and Hiroshi Tanaka / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writers The recent discovery of Sueki unglazed ceramics at an archaeological site in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, has experts rethinking the chronology of early exchanges between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. The discovery revealed that the production of Sueki wares began in Japan in the late fourth century, 20 to 30 years earlier than archaeologists had believed, indicating that people from the Korean Peninsula who produced the ceramics arrived in Japan around the same time. Horseback riding and...
  • Glass, ceramics factories reopen, restore hope for city

    08/18/2005 4:03:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 479+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 18, 2005 | Sgt. Stephen D'Alessio
    CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq (August 18, 2005) -- The Ramadi Glass Works Factory, which was once the second largest employer in western Iraq’s Al Anbar Province, is slowly coming back to life. The factory’s management is working with coalition forces to gradually reopen the plant, which was closed last November after insurgents used the factory to stage attacks. Due to its key role in the local economy, both groups have pushed to open the facility, which also includes a ceramics factory. “It employs 2,300 people and the way we look at it those are 2,300 families affected,” said...
  • Niah Ceramics To Shed Light On Borneo's History

    06/12/2005 11:32:52 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 500+ views
    Bernama ^ | 6-12-2005 | Carol Ann Jackson
    Niah Ceramics To Shed Light On Borneo's History By Caroline Ann Jackson KUCHING, June 12 (Bernama) -- A team of world-renowned scientists led by British-based archaeologist Dr Patrick Daly is working to determine the nature of human activity in Southeast Asia as far back as 40,000 years ago. Daly, of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research of the University of Cambridge, and his team expect to have the answers documented and published in a book comprising two monographs in 18 months under the Niah Caves Project of the Sarawak Museum. But first the scientists have to put together and study...
  • Wheels always turning in this inventor's mind(rot.eng.,50%+fuel eff.-no tran.,coolant reqd)

    10/19/2003 6:53:43 AM PDT · by putupon · 47 replies · 1,708+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 10-19-03 | BOB RAYNER
    <p>The engineer, inventor and aspiring tycoon has spent half his life working on a project that he believes could revolution ize a mainstay of the industrial age: the internal combustion engine.</p> <p>Yeah, right, you're probably thinking.</p> <p>The DeFazio Rotary Engine, its creator said, needs no transmission. It requires no coolant system. It's 50 percent more fuel efficient and far more powerful than a typical engine.</p>