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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 9, 2019

Thermionic emission in graphene, perfect corners in architectural glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 9, 2019.

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ACerS Annual Meeting wraps up for this year—and gears up for next

By Lisa McDonald / October 4, 2019

ACerS 121st Annual Meeting at MS&T19 wrapped up Thursday, October 3. Check out the highlights from this past week and learn what’s in store for next year!

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / October 4, 2019

Gorilla Glass Ford windshield debuts, 3D Glass Solutions moves into new headquarters, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for October 4, 2019.

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Video: Mug drop, Annual Banquet, and many more awards

By Lisa McDonald / October 2, 2019

The 121st ACerS Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2019 Materials Science & Technology (MS&T19) meeting, continues today in Portland, Ore. See highlights from the event since our last post, including a mug drop contest and Annual Honors and Awards Banquet.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 2, 2019

Borophene on silver grows freely, modified bamboo a steel rebar alternative, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 2, 2019.

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ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T kicks off in Portland

By Lisa McDonald / October 1, 2019

The 121st ACerS Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2019 Materials Science & Technology (MS&T19) meeting, is taking place September 29–October 3 in Portland, Ore. See highlights from the first few days of the meeting.

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Diamond is hard to beat: Experiment finds wBN indentation strength lower than diamond

By Lisa McDonald / September 27, 2019

In 2009, a theoretical simulation predicted wurtzite boron nitride had an indentation strength higher than diamond. Now, researchers in China and Saudi Arabia experimentally measured wBN’s hardness—and found it much closer to cubic boron nitride instead.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / September 27, 2019

Nabertherm announces new sales director North America, DOE selects winners of Battery Recycling Prize, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for September 27, 2019.

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Video: Is it a fish? Is it a bird? It’s a flying squid robot!

By Lisa McDonald / September 25, 2019

A vehicle that moves in both air and water presents fundamental physical challenges, particularly during the transition from water to air. Imperial College London researchers, inspired by flying squid, developed a robot that handles the water/air transition exceptionally well.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / September 25, 2019

Manipulate viscosity of shear-thickening fluids, high hole mobility in gallium nitride, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 25, 2019.

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