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News Article | May 4, 2017
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The transaction concludes DST's presence in the customer communications market. The company expects to fully realize the opportunities within its core Financial Services and Healthcare segments and continue driving long-term growth and value creation at DST. DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:   DST) is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. DST enables clients to transform complexity into strategic advantage by helping them continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements in the world's most demanding industries. For more information, visit the DST website at www.dstsystems.com. Certain material presented in the press release includes forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, (i) all statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future or that depend on future events, or (ii) statements about our future business plans and strategy and other statements that describe the Company's outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals, and any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Whenever used, words such as "may," "will," "would," "should," "potential," "strategy," "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "project," "predict," "intends," "plans," "believes," "targets" and other terms of similar meaning are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are uncertain and to some extent unpredictable, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in, or reasonably inferred from, such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated include, but are not limited to, the risk factors and cautionary statements included in the Company's periodic and current reports (Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K) filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such factors should be considered in evaluating any forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect new information, future events or otherwise. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dst-announces-sale-of-uk-customer-communications-business-to-paragon-group-300451033.html


News Article | October 26, 2016
Site: www.eurekalert.org

In a paradigm shift from conventional electronic devices, exploiting the quantum properties of superlattices holds the promise of developing new technologies Researchers at the Nanoscale Transport Physics Laboratory from the School of Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand have found a technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic device applications. Superlattices are made up of alternating layers of very thin semiconductors, just a few nanometers thick. These layers are so thin that the physics of these devices is governed by quantum mechanics, where electrons behave like waves. In a paradigm shift from conventional electronic devices, exploiting the quantum properties of superlattices holds the promise of developing new technologies. The group, headed by Professor Somnath Bhattacharyya has been working for the past 10 years on developing carbon-based nano-electronic devices. "Carbon is the future in the electronics field and it soon will be challenging many other semiconductors, including silicon," says Bhattacharyya. The physics of carbon superlattices is more complex than that of crystalline superlattices (such as gallium arsenide), since the material is amorphous and carbon atoms tend to form chains and networks. The Wits group, in association with researchers at the University of Surrey in the UK, has developed a detailed theoretical approach to understand the experimental data obtained from carbon devices. The paper has been published in Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) on 19 October. "This work provides an understanding of the fundamental quantum properties of carbon superlattices, which we can now use to design quantum devices for specific applications," says lead author, Wits PhD student, Ross McIntosh. "Our work provides strong impetus for future studies of the high-frequency electronic and optoelectronic properties of carbon superlattices". Through their work, the group reported one of the first theoretical models that can explain the fundamental electronic transport properties in disordered carbon superlattices. Bhattacharyya started looking at the use of carbon for semiconductor applications almost 10 years ago, before he joined Wits University, when he and co-authors from the University of Surrey developed and demonstrated negative differential resistance and excellent high-frequency properties of a quantum device made up of amorphous carbon layers. This work was published in Nature Materials in 2006. McIntosh undertook the opportunity at honours level to measure the electrical properties of carbon superlattice devices. Now, as a PhD student and having worked extensively with theoretician Dr. Mikhail V. Katkov, he has extended the theoretical framework and developed a technique to calculate the transport properties of these devices. Bhattacharyya believes this work will have immense importance in developing Carbon-based high-frequency devices. "It will open not only fundamental studies in Carbon materials, but it will also have industrial applications in the electronic and optoelectronic device sector," he says. Superlattices are currently used as state of the art high frequency oscillators and amplifiers and are beginning to find use in optoelectronics as detectors and emitters in the terahertz regime. While the high frequency electrical and optoelectronic properties of conventional semiconductors are limited by the dopants used to modify their electronic properties, the properties of superlattices can be tuned over a much wider range to create devices which operate in regimes where conventional devices cannot. Superlattice electronic devices can operate at higher frequencies and optoelectronic devices can operate at lower frequencies than their conventional counterparts. The lack of terahertz emitters and detectors has resulted in a gap in that region of the electromagnetic spectrum (known as the "terahertz gap"), which is a significant limitation, as many biological molecules are active in this regime. This also limits terahertz radio astronomy. Amorphous Carbon devices are extremely strong, can operate at high voltages and can be developed in most laboratories in the world, without sophisticated nano-fabrication facilities. New Carbon-based devices could find application in biology, space technology, science infrastructure such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope in South Africa, and new microwave detectors. "What was lacking earlier was an understanding of device modelling. If we have a model, we can improve the device quality, and that is what we now have," says Bhattacharyya. The Wits Nanoscale Transport Physics Laboratory (NSTPL) was established in 2009 under the leadership of Bhattacharyya when Professor João Rodrigues was the Head of the School of Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. The department is known as a leading Physics school in the African continent, having one of the largest academic staff complements on a single campus. Since the opening of the laboratory, the NSTPL has gone from strength to strength in establishing a facility that houses world class fabrication and measurement equipment, an initiative strongly supported by research entities such as the NRF, CSIR, Wits Research Office and DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials. The NSTPL is well equipped with various sophisticated synthesis facilities, as well as a cryogenic micro-manipulated probe station to conduct sensitive quantum transport measurements at temperatures near absolute zero. The NSTPL also houses a fully operational electron beam lithography scanning electron microscope, used to fabricate nanoscale devices based on these carbon materials. Some noteworthy current projects include the fabrication of spintronic devices using supramolecular Gd-functionalized carbon nanotubes, the fabrication of graphene field effect transistors and most recently the study of the unconventional superconductivity observed in boron-doped diamond. The NSTPL group has also published a number of papers on theoretical investigations, led by Dr Mikhail Katkov and Dr Dmitry Churochkin, on the role of disorder on the quantum transport in carbon systems. These various topics form part of the broader direction the group has taken, that being, investigating the physics of carbon materials in the hopes of finding application in quantum information systems as well as detector devices valuable for space exploration.


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2017) - Dundee Sustainable Technologies Inc. ("DST") (CSE:DST)(CSE:DST.CN) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a #DisruptMining semi-finalist. DST will be showcasing its environment-friendly technologies for the treatment of materials in the mining industry during the #DisruptMining Innovation Expo which will take place on March 5, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST) at The Carlu in Toronto. Goldcorp and Integra Gold have partnered up to sponsor the #DisruptMining contest that aims to unveil innovative ways to introduce technologies that may completely transform the mining sector. #DisruptMining will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to present DST's technologies to an audience of mining executives, investors and financiers who collectively manage, invest in and finance exploration and mining entities worth tens of billions of dollars. #DisruptMining wants to showcase individuals, groups and companies that are using exponential technology and disruptive concepts to tackle the vast challenges faced by the mining industry, from exploration and discovery to production and automation to financing, marketing and sustainability. DST has been retained as one of the top concepts and asked to showcase its technology and business at the #DisruptMining Expo on Sunday, March 5, 2017 during the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada ("PDAC") conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The expo will gather mining executives, investors, tech fans and the best entrepreneurs to discuss, evaluate and challenge traditional notions of mining, exploration, financing, investor relations, etc. To register for the #DisruptMining daytime expo click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/disruptmining-day-expo-tickets-31528270907 The Corporation is engaged in the development and commercialization of environment-friendly technologies for the treatment of materials in the mining industry. Through the development of patented, proprietary processes, DST extracts precious and base metals from ores, concentrates and tailings, while stabilizing contaminants such as arsenic, which could not otherwise be extracted or stabilized with conventional processes because of metallurgical issues or environmental considerations. DST has filed, published and was granted patents for these processes in several countries. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains forward-looking statements that address future events and conditions, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Corporation's control. These factors include: general market and industry conditions, risks related to continuous operations and to commercialization of new technologies and other risks disclosed in the Corporation's filings with Canadian Securities Regulators. Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Corporation's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Corporation expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Neither the CSE nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


Journal of DST is a Peer-Reviewed Bi-monthly Scientific Journal Indexed in the National Library of Medicine's Database, PubMed. They Publish the Largest Number of Articles on Diabetes Technology of any Journal in the World LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - February 08, 2017) - ViaDerma, Inc. ( : VDRM), a specialty pharmaceutical company devoted to bringing new products to market, recently announced today that the President, Dr. Christopher Otiko has been invited to write an article in a leading Diabetic publication, the "Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology." Dr. Otiko has also been selected to present his abstract at DFCON or the Diabetic Foot Global Conference in Houston, TX, March 23rd through the 25th. DFCon, website www.dfcon.com, is the premier international, interdisciplinary diabetic foot conference in North America. In its 15th year, the course is designed for the wide spectrum of generalists and specialists who diagnose and manage the diabetic foot. Didactic talks, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, specialty symposia and workshops will delve into diagnostic and interventional strategies for diabetic foot ulcers and amputation prevention. Featuring a world-renowned international faculty, DFCon offers the opportunity to review state-of-the-art concepts and techniques. "Diabetes affects almost a half a billion people globally with 23 million affected in the US. With about 83 million affected with condition designated as pre-diabetes. Of those with diabetes, 50% will develop peripheral neuropathy and/or diabetic ulcers. Of the 23 million people affected with diabetes, 25% will develop diabetic ulcers many will require expensive therapy or invasive surgical amputations. The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the FDA registered OTC medication Viabecline. A topically applied antibiotic ointment designed to treat infections in cuts, scrapes and burns, we found that Viabecline is very effective as part of a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) treatment protocol. Clinical investigation (CI) documenting the treatment effectiveness was estimated by enrolling patients in a multi-center outpatient clinic setting," said CEO Dr. Christopher Otiko. "The results conclude Viabecline is more effective than standard care in treating DFU's, including IV antibiotics. The effect was greatest in those with the most severe wounds, i.e., large wounds that affect deeper anatomical structures. These patients were last resort patients that had failed all previous care and were headed to an amputation. In some cases, even an amputation wasn't feasible because of the patient's cardiac status. Viabecline is more than 96% effective in healing diabetic foot ulcers within 4 weeks. This effect is more pronounced in more severe wounds, and the effect is the same whether the wound is infected or not," said CEO Dr. Christopher Otiko. "Our goal is to have Viabecline added to all diabetic foot ulcer treatment protocols." "We are also in the clinical testing stages of an anti-aging topical solution, a topical pain medication, a topical for male-pattern baldness, and a topical designed to boost male libido. The market for our many products is very promising. We are enthusiastic about the results we have achieved to date in terms of the anecdotal feedback we have received from the medical community," said Dr. Otiko. ViaDerma, Inc. ( : VDRM) is a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company committed to bringing new products to market and licensing its innovative technology to current leaders in the pharmaceutical industry in a wide variety of therapeutic areas. ViaDerma's lead product, Viabecline, uses an innovative transdermal delivery method that allows for application of active ingredients in a topical form. This patent-pending dual carrier transdermal technology may be applied in products within the medical and cosmetic markets. Also, a patent application using the combination of CBD's and THC with the delivery system was filed in 2014. The use of CBD's is for the reduction of inflammation and for the treatment of several diseases, such as, nicotine addiction, fibromyalgia, Cohn's disease, schizophrenia, migraine headaches, pain management for cancer and Multiple Sclerosis. For more information, please visit: www.viadermalicensing.com Forward-Looking Statements certain statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified using words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "future," "may," "will," "would," "should," "plan," "projected," "intend," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to the Company's ability to: (i) obtain sufficient capital or a strategic business arrangement to fund its expansion plans; (ii) build the management and human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the growth of its business; (iii) competitive factors and developments beyond the Company's control; and (iv) other risk factors. We assume no obligation to update the information contained in this news release.


News Article | February 27, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2017) - Dundee Sustainable Technologies Inc. ("DST") (CSE:DST)(CSE:DST.CN) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a Canadian exploration company (the "Company") to conduct a pilot scale test program on samples from the Company's gold project (the "Project") located in the Abitibi region of Quebec. Under the terms of this contract, DST has received a 5 tonnes sample of representative mineralized material from the Project. The material will be crushed and ground prior to create a gravimetric and flotation concentrate, as planned and detailed in the Project's Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA"). The concentration by flotation will generate a refractory gold concentrate containing up to 200 grams per tonne of gold, and up to 20% arsenic. The goal is to confirm, at the pilot scale, that complex refractory gold concentrates can undergo a pre-treatment to remove arsenic and create a mineral concentrate with levels of arsenic acceptable to the market. The arsenic depleted concentrate will be tested to confirm gold recoveries using DST's patented chlorination technology. The process will be overseen by an independent consulting firm in view of including the piloting test program and results in the Company's updated PEA. DST has developed an expertise for the processing of arsenical material, including the removal of arsenic contained in mineral concentrates. The arsenic, in the form of arsenopyrite, is removed by thermal decomposition in an inert environment in combination with DST's new alternative for the stabilization of arsenic by vitrification. The pre-treatment will allow for the level of arsenic in the mineral concentrate to be acceptable for traditional base metal smelters and, in addition, for the sequestration of arsenic in a stable insoluble arsenical glass. The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Mr. Jean-Philippe Mai, P.Geo. who is a "Qualified Person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). The Corporation is engaged in the development and commercialization of environment-friendly technologies for the treatment of materials in the mining industry. Through the development of patented, proprietary processes, DST extracts precious and base metals from mineralized material, concentrates and tailings, while stabilizing contaminants such as arsenic, which could not otherwise be extracted or stabilized with conventional processes because of metallurgical issues or environmental considerations. DST has filed, published and was granted patents for these processes in several countries. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains forward-looking statements that address future events and conditions, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Corporation's control. These factors include: general market and industry conditions, risks related to continuous operations and to commercialization of new technologies and other risks disclosed in the Corporation's filings with Canadian Securities Regulators. Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Corporation's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Corporation expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Neither the CSE nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Morning Call 2 is a 1.4” ivory jumbo LED display alarm clock that comes with all the essential alarm features. PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IoT and mobile accessory developer iLuv Creative Technology, announced today the release of Morning Call 2, a jumbo LED display dual alarm clock with wireless Bluetooth speaker and FM radio. This Good Design award winning wake up alarm is extremely user-friendly and also includes an Aux in port, a USB charging port that can charge your smart phone right at your bedside, as well as the ability to save up to six preset FM stations. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e4d2bc22-98a8-4c9b-82a2-17b1f2105a1b “We are extremely excited to see Morning Call 2 make its way to the public,” said Jason Park, Head of Marketing at iLuv Creative Technology. “While alarm clocks have had a long history in electronics market, not every product fully accommodates the demands from consumers. Users will marvel at how many options and features Morning Call 2 has. It is a one stop solution for your wake up.” View Time Clearly Get a clear view of the time from almost any part of the room. The Morning Call 2 contains a beautiful 1.4’’ ivory Jumbo LED Display Choose Their Preferred Brightness Level Not only does the Morning Call 2 alarm clock have an impressive display screen, it also has the capacity to be adjusted between 5 levels off brightness. Wake Up at Two Different Times Set and schedule up to 2 separate alarms at once so that you and your significant other can wake up on your own individual schedules. Listen to FM Radio and Store Preset Stations. Their Very Own Playlist, or Audio device Listen to your favorite FM radio stations right at your bedside. The Morning Call 2 alarm clock contains an FM radio dial with the capacity to save up to 6 preset stations. Listen to Music Through Their Bluetooth or Audio Device Additionally, you can play your favorite songs directly from your smartphone or audio device wirelessly, by pairing through Bluetooth. Using the aux-in port on the top, play music through the speaker by plugging your MP3 player or other 3.5mm compatible audio device. Answer Phone Calls Hands Free When connected to Bluetooth you can make and receive phone calls hands free right at your bedside. Morning Call 2 contains an impressive speaker and built-in microphone, making taking phone calls at your bed even easier. Charge Their Phone Right at Their Bedside Powering up just got more convenient. The Morning Call 2 alarm clock contains a built-in USC port allowing you to charge your phone right at your bedside. Set Up Time With Convenience You can also conveniently change time for the current season using the one-step easy to use Daylight Saving Time (DST) switch. Display time in either 12 or 24 hour display. Using the one-step switch you can adjust the format easier than ever before. Fall Asleep Listening To Music Using the sleeping mode function, you can schedule to have your music turn off automatically once you fall asleep. With a timer that can last up to 90 minutes, you can relax and fall asleep listening to your favorite albums. iLuv’s Morning Call 2 has an SRP of $39.99 and is available at Amazon.com and other select retailers. Follow us on Twitter @iLuvCreative, or friend us on Facebook at iLuvCreative. iLuv Creative Technology, the premier provider of the most comprehensive line of accessories for Apple, Samsung and smartphone devices, rapidly delivers products for today’s discriminating consumers. Since inception, iLuv has amassed a total of 51 prestigious awards including 7 Red Dot Awards, 5 iF product design awards, 13 Good Design Awards, and 26 CES Innovation Awards. iLuv was also recognized with 3 Global iBrand Top 20 awards. These awards serve as recognition for our innovative design and engineering across a range of mobile accessories, including Connected Home-Connected Life products, audio speakers, headphones / earphones, chargers, cables, and protective cases. Headquartered in New York, iLuv is a division of jWIN Electronics Corp., a leading consumer electronics company since 1997.  All iLuv products are conceived, designed and developed in New York and continue to lead in quality, value, design and innovation. Learn more about our distinctive range of products and why iLuv means 'Innovation × Lifestyle × Unquestionable Value' at www.iLuv.com. The iLuv® trademark is the exclusive property of jWIN Electronics Corp. and is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other iLuv® trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. Any use of such marks by iLuv Creative Technology is under license. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2017 iLuv Creative Technology.


News Article | February 9, 2017
Site: www.techtimes.com

If you are looking to conceive through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) then you would be surprised to learn that a link exists between miscarriage rates and daylight savings time (DST). According to a new study conducted by researchers at the Boston University Medical Centre (BMC), DST is instrumental in leading to a higher rate of miscarriage in women who are undergoing IVF to conceive and have had a prior miscarriage. The study makes the surprising revelation that pregnancy losses were higher for women who underwent IVF during the DST. The researchers have shared that DST is instrumental in disrupting the woman's circadian rhythms, which in turn impacts the reproduction and fertility. Previous studies have asserted that the 1-hour difference can impact the health negatively and may lead to increased heart attack instances. However, not much is known about DST having an adverse effect on fertility. "To our knowledge, there are no other studies looking at the effects of daylight savings time and fertility outcomes. We knew that we were researching an uncharted field, and it was important for us to understand the effect a one-hour change had on patients undergoing IVF," says Dr. Constance Liu. For the purpose of the study, the researchers performed an analytical study on 1,654 patients who underwent IVF during DST between 2009 and 2012. The researchers discovered that the rate of miscarriage in IVF patients who faced an early miscarriage and went through IVF nearly 21 days post spring DST commenced, was higher vis-à-vis women who underwent the procedure prior to this or way after the spring DST. The team also found that nearly 23.4 percent IVF miscarriages occurred in spring at the time of the DST. Incidentally, nearly 60.5 percent of the women who had an early miscarriage history, suffered a pregnancy loss in the same period. "Pregnancy loss rates were also comparable between Spring and Fall (15.5%, 17.1%), but rates of loss were significantly higher in Spring when DST occurred after embryo transfer," notes the study. The study further revealed that during the two seasons i.e. spring and fall, the rate of pregnancy was similar and stood at 41.4 percent and 42.4 percent. According to Wendy Kuohung of BMC, though the reports about the effect of DST on pregnancy loss, especially among IVF patients is fascinating, the researchers need to duplicate it in bigger "IVF cohorts" all around the globe. The study has been published in the journal Chronobiology International. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluerock Value Exchange ("BVEX") announced today the sellout of its latest 1031 exchange program, BR Riverside, DST, a Class A, 310-unit, apartment community known as "The Brooklyn Riverside" located in Jacksonville, Florida. Completed in 2016,...


NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/-- DST kasina, LLC, a provider of data-driven insights and distribution solutions to financial companies around the world, today released new research about transforming product, distribution and marketing strategies in the face of industry...


Grant
Agency: National Science Foundation | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 145.70K | Year: 2010

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project is focused on research to develop reinforced silicon carbide hollow spheres. This effort will apply a modified version of its proprietary hollow sphere production process in combination with novel materials. Novel characteristics resulting from the hollow sphere structure to be realized include: low cost bulk production of individual loose hollow spheres, uniform shape, uniform dimensions, dimensional stability, and low apparent density. Additionally, the hollow spheres will possess the important structural and thermal characteristics of silicon carbide including extreme hardness, high thermal conductivity, low thermal expansion coefficient, thermal shock resistance, high abrasion resistance, high melting point, and high resistance to oxidation or corrosion caused by other materials. These hollow spheres will ultimately be used to form continuous complex net shapes. The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will be the availability of lightweight, high-strength, high-temperature material structures not previously possible. Hollow silicon carbide spheres have commercial potential for high-performance applications, especially for net shape superstructures in supersonic and hypersonic aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. These materials find specific applications in high-temperature environments, such as the exterior surfaces of space reentry vehicles, inside combustion chambers, and as nozzles in jet engines, rocket engines, and power generators. Hollow silicon carbide spheres have applications that include thermal insulation, impact absorption (armor), catalyst support, metal and gas filtration, automotive heat engines, and mechanical seals. The knowledge generated about silicon carbide during this project can also be transferred to other related materials such as boron carbide.

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