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Two materials, one theory—unified thermal transport formula describes heat flow in both crystals and glass

By Lisa McDonald / June 14, 2019

Previously, two separate theories described heat transport in ordered and disordered materials. A new general theory by Swiss and Italian researchers describes thermal transport in both, as well as everything in between.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / June 14, 2019

EU creating raw materials sustainability label, Bloomberg commits $500M to close U.S. coal plants, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for June 14, 2019.

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Video: Formula E—racing goes electric

By Lisa McDonald / June 12, 2019

Now in its fifth season, the electric race car competition Formula E continues to gain fans and sponsors—as well as a brand-new car. Take a look at the increasingly popular competition that could one day give Formula 1 a run for its money.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 12, 2019

Free-standing sheets of perovskite materials, fiber-optic probe sees molecular bonds, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 12, 2019.

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Toward a clean water supply—glass-ceramic photocatalysts purify water

By Jonathon Foreman / June 11, 2019

Many places in the world lack access to clean water. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi suggest glass-ceramic photocatalysts could offer a safe and cost-effective way to purify water.

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Not so inert after all—noble gas defects generated in nanodiamonds

By Lisa McDonald / June 11, 2019

Researchers from the University of Washington, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found noble gases—usually considered inert—can be incorporated into the diamond lattice during HPHT synthesis of nanodiamonds.

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High-performing ceramic for power-hungry AI

By Jonathon Foreman / June 7, 2019

In the premiere volume of the International Journal of Ceramic Engineering and Science, Japanese researchers review their work on an advanced ceramic semiconductor that could reduce power consumption of devices that use artificial intelligence.

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Optical fibers provide new twist on traditional 3D printing process

By Lisa McDonald / June 7, 2019

Researchers from Notre Dame, Missouri S&T, and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory developed a fused filament fabrication method that uses optical fibers as a feedstock. Their method could help create devices ideal for optical applications.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / June 7, 2019

Deltech Furnaces receives SBA award, “first-of-its-kind” monolithics production line in India, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for June 7, 2019.

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Video: First five-seater air taxi takes flight

By Lisa McDonald / June 5, 2019

If flying cars are to be sustainably integrated into society, they need to hold multiple passengers. Air taxi startup Lilium GmbH recently conducted a first test flight with its five-seater jet.

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