Other materials

Cereal museum turned STEM center showcases science, math, and a whole lot of glass

By Jessica McMathis / December 24, 2014

The former site of Cereal City USA is experiencing a second life as a STEM center, thanks to a $14-million donation and Guardian Industries’ SunGuard glass.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 24, 2014

Science of Cinderella’s glass slippers, smart self-tinting and self-powered windows, Gorilla Glass for sensitive sensors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 24, 2014.

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No more party fouls—Magnets save beer from gushing foam

By April Gocha / December 23, 2014

After successful use of magnets for mayonnaise emulsification, a team of researchers from the University of Leuven (Belgium) wondered whether magnets could also have a place in beer brewing to help prevent gushing.

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O Christmas tree: Tinsel’s evolution and tree authenticity pros and cons

By April Gocha / December 19, 2014

Whether you decorate your Christmas tree with tinsel or not, there’s perhaps a more debated question looming—real or artificial? April breaks it down in classic fashion—a pros and cons list.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 17, 2014

Imaging inside of materials, magnetite structure surprises, nanoshaping methods, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 17, 2014.

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3D printing active electronics for eyes that emit LED light beams

By April Gocha / December 12, 2014

Using additive manufacturing—aka 3D printing—Princeton University researchers have printed LED lights directly into a hard contact lens to prove that active electronics of varied materials can be printed into complex shapes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 10, 2014

Solar reaches 40% efficiency, X-ray diffraction on Mars, carbon nanotubule de-icing systems, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 10, 2014.

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Blu-ray binaries provide the blueprint for better solar cells

By Jessica McMathis / December 9, 2014

Northwestern University researchers have discovered that Blu-ray discs are not only a boost to one’s Saturday evening plans, but also to how solar cells can absorb light.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 3, 2014

Novel metamaterial properties of hexagonal boron nitride, Lego-like nanomaterials, conductive clay, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 3, 2014.

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A ceramic and glass holiday gift guide for everyone on your Black Friday shopping list

By April Gocha / November 27, 2014

The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, is a consumer spending extravaganza—and if you’re going to buy a gift, why not get one fashioned out of your favorite materials? Here are some ceramics and glass gift ideas to help you find the perfect present.

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