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Published on July 10th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Arun Varshneya brings glass science and technology to life during his short course taught during GOMD in May. Credit: ACerS. You may learn more than you were expecting at an ACerS short course. Take the recent “Fundamentals of Glass Science and Technology” course taught by Arun Varshneya. The official textbook for the course was his …

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Basic science




Published on July 9th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Check ’em out: New method knocks out stubborn electron problem A newly published article in Physical Review Letters eliminates one of the top unsolved theoretical problems in chemical physics as ranked by the National Research Council in 1995. Scientists now can more accurately predict the dynamic behavior of electrons in atoms and molecules in chemical …

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Business




Published on July 9th, 2012 | By: P. Carlo Ratto

• Nippon Sheet Glass is to make capacity cuts in Europe and in the US. One of its two float lines at its Laurinburg, North Carolina, US site will be idled between August and September this year. In Europe, it will put its architectural float furnace at Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy, on “hot-hold.” This means …

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Business




Published on July 6th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Zeolite pellets like these are being used by Fraunhofer researchers in a new high-efficiency thermal energy storage system. Credit: Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB. This is totally an empirical observation, but it seems like recently there have been a growing number of references to zeolites in science and technology literature. Maybe it’s not …

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Published on July 6th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

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Published on July 6th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

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Characterization




Published on July 6th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Researchers calibrate measuring tapes of all types in the 60-meter long NIST tape tunnel. Credit: NIST. Years of preparation go into the Olympics. What we see is the preparation payoff for the athletes, but behind the scenes, there is plenty of pressure to perform at Olympic-caliber levels. Take the measurement teams, for example. They get …

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