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Video: Uncovering the dark side of e-waste recycling

By Lisa McDonald / December 11, 2019

The Basel Action Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing pollution dumping in developing countries. Learn what it is doing to prevent recyclers from exporting electronics overseas and find out how its e-waste sting operation in 2015 revealed a shocking betrayal.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 11, 2019

Used electric vehicle batteries store electricity for homes, hemp fixes bridges, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 11, 2019.

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Cleaning the planet: A review on MXenes for water treatment and environmental remediation applications

By Lisa McDonald / December 10, 2019

Characteristic MXene properties have led to growing research interest for MXenes in environmental remediation and water treatment applications. A recent review by Hamad Bin Khalifa University and Drexel University researchers discusses current studies on MXenes and suggests ideas for future experiments.

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Sugar is not just for food: Using sucrose as binder for MgO-C refractories

By Lisa McDonald / December 6, 2019

Phenolic resin, a commonly used binder for MgO-C refractories, releases pollutant gases during the heat treatment process. Researchers from two Chinese universities explored whether sucrose could be an environmentally friendly alternative.

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Slip and slide—spray-on polymer coating keeps porcelain toilet bowls cleaner

By April Gocha / December 6, 2019

A team of researchers developed a super slippery spray-on toilet bowl coating that prevents waste from sticking to the toilet bowl’s surfaces, allowing toilets to use less water to flush clean.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / December 6, 2019

Kazuo Inamori receives honorary knighthood, Freeman Technology launches new website, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for December 6, 2019.

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Video: Foolproof bowling—make a perfect strike every time

By Lisa McDonald / December 4, 2019

What if you could achieve a perfect strike every time you bowled? In today’s video, former NASA engineer Mark Rober teams up with James Bruton, a mechanical and electrical engineer, to create a controllable bowling ball.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 4, 2019

Perovskite nanocrystals show enhanced durability, freeze batteries in transit, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 4, 2019.

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Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing, the B2B magazine for all your industry needs

By Eileen De Guire / December 3, 2019

Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing—ACerS’ NEW B2B magazine—delivers news and information for ceramic and glass manufacturers and businesses. Check out the first issue (now online), and sign up to receive a free subscription to C&GM!

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Optical fibers for earthquake monitoring head undersea

By Lisa McDonald / December 3, 2019

It is challenging to effectively monitor seismic quakes deep in the ocean. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers and colleagues, who previously used optical fibers to monitor earthquakes on land, tested using optical fibers to monitor earthquakes undersea.

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