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Yearly Archives: 2017

Ceramic and glass business news of the week

December 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha

Panasonic develops unique vacuum insulated glass based on its plasma display, first glass-to-aluminum seal: Schott’s new lid technology boosts capacitor performance, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for December 15, 2017.


URGENT: EAM 2018 Registration Waivers

December 13th, 2017 | by Tricia Freshour

ACerS Basic Science Division is supporting students and young professionals by offering registration waivers for the 2018 Conference on Electronic …


Video: How to turn sand into a liquid without melting

December 13th, 2017 | by April Gocha

The melting point of a solid is the temperature at which the solid transforms into a liquid—but is it possible to lose structural rigidity without a change in temperature? Engineer and YouTuber Mark Rober has filled his hot tub with sand to give us the answer.


Other materials stories that may be of interest

December 13th, 2017 | by April Gocha

Chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat, researchers make solid ground toward better lithium-ion battery interfaces, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 13, 2017.


Sea urchin-inspired cement could enable more fracture-resistant concrete

December 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha

Researchers at the University of Konstanz in Germany have shown that they can engineer stronger cement by giving the material a nano-level brick and mortar structure. Adding polymer binders into cement to control its nanostructure, the researchers developed a material 40–100 times more fracture resistant than standard concrete.


Brittle starfish offers lessons in creating durable ceramics

December 12th, 2017 | by Faye Oney

Scientists have discovered that a brittle starfish has the capability to create a durable "tempered" ceramic material while underwater. Its process is similar to the creation of tempered glass, but without the heating and cooling process.



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