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Environmentally-friendly bio-bricks: Urine for a surprise

By Faye Oney / November 27, 2018

Researchers have developed a method of creating bio-bricks from human urine. The process also offers by-products of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium that could be used as components in commercial fertilizers.

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Preventing ASR in nuclear reactor radiation shielding concrete

By Lisa McDonald / November 27, 2018

Polish researchers tested five high-density aggregate possibilities for nuclear power plant construction and found the aggregates with microcrystalline quartz were susceptible to alkali-silica reactions.

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3-D printed ceramic parts could support lunar colonies

By Faye Oney / November 23, 2018

Establishing colonies on the moon will require a means to fabricate spare parts for repair or replacement. One Austrian company is already 3-D printing ceramic nuts and bolts out of simulated moon dust.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Faye Oney / November 23, 2018

SCHOTT AG invests in AI start-up NNAISENSE, Morgan Advanced Materials and Penn State open carbon science center, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for November 23, 2018.

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The role of ceramics and glass in the $479 billion smartphone market, plus more inside December 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / November 22, 2018

The December 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring an in-depth analysis of the role of ceramics and glass in the smartphone market, in addition to the annual ceramicSOURCE 2019 reference and buyer’s resource directory—is now available online.

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Video: Football—Science skills can help a quarterback complete the pass

By Faye Oney / November 21, 2018

There is more to football than running, throwing, kicking, and tackling. Watch today’s video to learn how science helps a quarterback ensures his pass reaches the receiver.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / November 21, 2018

Bionic mushrooms, indoor air quality risk from 3-D printers, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 21, 2018.

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‘Tis the season: ACerS and Wiley offer new books for your favorite ceramic, glass, or materials scientist (or maybe a gift for yourself!)

By Faye Oney / November 20, 2018

Just in time for Black Friday, ACerS and Wiley have new books for your favorite materials scientists and ceramic and glass engineers. Visit the online bookstore, and ACerS members can take 35% off of all ACerS-Wiley titles.

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Neural networks predict glass transition temperatures

By Lisa McDonald / November 20, 2018

Researchers trained an artificial neural network to predict glass transition temperatures of never-before-made glass compositions. The software will soon be freely available as a web application.

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The science of Stan Lee

By Lisa McDonald / November 16, 2018

Though not a scientist, Stan Lee extensively used scientific-sounding reasoning in the creation of his characters. Take a closer look at some of Lee’s versions of science.

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