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“Spring” cleanup: Carbon nanosprings break down marine microplastic pollution

By Lisa McDonald / August 20, 2019

Microplastic pollution is a threat to marine ecosystems. A research collaboration between several Australian and Chinese universities created carbon nanosprings that can break down microplastics into compounds that dissolve harmlessly in water.

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Open science, open access, Projekt DEAL, and IJCES

By Jonathon Foreman / August 20, 2019

Open science and open access are posed to drastically change the scholarly publishing landscape in coming years. Learn about the different types of OA and what ACerS is doing to support the model.

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Hero or villain? Opposing arguments for the environmental impact of smartphones

By April Gocha / August 16, 2019

The smartphone industry is often considered to have an increasingly negative impact on the environment. But an opposing argument that smartphones are the heroes, rather than villains, of this story exists as well. How could that be?

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Not so tough now: h-BN more amenable to bonding after reduction reaction

By Lisa McDonald / August 16, 2019

Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) has many excellent properties but does not bond well with other elements. Chemists at Rice University found a particular reduction reaction allows h-BN to bond readily with carbon chains.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / August 16, 2019

Northern Minerals signs rare earths supply deal with German company, American Glass Research published its second book, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for August 16, 2019.

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Video: Camels provide beauty, milk—and alternative fuel for cement production

By Lisa McDonald / August 14, 2019

In Ras al-Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the United Arab Emirates, the government’s waste management agency is running a program to divert waste from landfills. Part of that program includes using camel excrement as fuel in cement production.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / August 14, 2019

LEDs made from 3D perovskites, permeable concrete cools city sidewalks, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 14, 2019.

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Nearing the theoretical limit of strength—nanoparticles toughen oxide glass

By Lisa McDonald / August 13, 2019

Reducing oxide glass brittleness is an active area of research. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, created a tough oxide glass with a stress-modulus relationship near the theoretical limit by dispersing nanoparticles in a glass melt.

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New issues, easier access—Latest news from the Journal Group

By Jonathon Foreman / August 13, 2019

A new IJCES issue, easier access to ACerS journals, no more Wiley Download Direct—take a look at the latest news concerning ACerS journals!

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PV and produce combine—benefits of agrivoltaics

By Lisa McDonald / August 9, 2019

Many farmers believe agriculture and solar farms present an either-or situation. Research on agrivoltaics, or the practice of co-locating PV infrastructure and agriculture, suggests instead the two could be mutually beneficial.

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