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79th Conference on Glass Problems brings together glass manufacturing industry

By Andrea Ross / November 9, 2018

More than 535 people from around the world gathered at the Greater Columbus Convention Center November 5–8, for the 79th annual Conference on Glass Problems. The conference brings together global manufacturers, suppliers, and academics to exchange innovations and solutions.

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Switchable dielectrics could help microwave systems avoid interference

By Lisa McDonald / November 9, 2018

Arizona State University researchers have created dielectrics that switch from “on” to “off” states in small magnetic fields. This finding could allow for more precise coordination of microwave communication systems.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Faye Oney / November 9, 2018

Administrators seeking buyer for tungsten mine in UK, American Insulated Glass acquires Innovative Glass of America, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for November 9, 2018.

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Video: 5,000 fiber-optic robots will teach scientists about dark energy’s effects on the universe

By Faye Oney / November 7, 2018

Berkeley Lab scientists are leading a project to explore the expansion of the universe. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument consists of 5,000 robots that will gather light from distant galaxies to measure dark energy’s effects on the universe.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / November 7, 2018

A solar cell that does double duty for renewable energy, rare earths common in New Zealand, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 7, 2018.

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Air Products Foundation to donate up to $15,000 to support future of ceramic, glass science

By Faye Oney / November 6, 2018

Visit Air Products Foundation’s hospitality suite at the 79th GPC in Columbus, Ohio this week and help support the future of ceramic and glass science. For every 100 visitors, it will donate $100, up to $15,000 to the CGIF and the GMIC.

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‘Innovations in Glass and Glass Technologies’ provides theme for ICG 2018

By Faye Oney / November 6, 2018

Nearly 600 delegates representing 29 countries converged on Yokohama, Japan, for ICG 2018, September 23–26. The conference theme was ‘Innovations in Glass and Glass Technologies: Contributions to a Sustainable Society.’

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Ceramic metal composite could lower cost of electricity from solar power

By Faye Oney / November 2, 2018

Researchers have developed a ceramic-metal composite for a heat exchanger to generate electricity from solar power. Their advancement could ultimately lower the cost of electricity generated from solar power.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Faye Oney / November 2, 2018

Artemis Capital Partners buys Superior Technical Ceramics, NETZSCH to offer free sintering webinar, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for November 2, 2018.

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Videos: Exploding pumpkins, homemade batteries, and other Halloween fun

By Faye Oney / October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween! Watch today’s videos to learn how to explode a pumpkin and how to make a battery out of calcium carbide to light your pumpkin.

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