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China—Tradition and transformation, plus more inside October/November 2019 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / September 19, 2019

The October/November 2019 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles on technological advances in China and data storage technologies—is now available online. Plus—ACerS leaders 2019–2020

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Video: The rising popularity of fiber cement siding

By Lisa McDonald / September 18, 2019

Fiber cement is an increasingly popular material for house siding. Find out the history of the material, how it compares to other common siding materials, and how it is produced.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / September 18, 2019

“Blackest black” material to date, new fabrication process for transparent glass heaters, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 18, 2019.

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Achieving full density—a look at factors hindering densification of bioglass scaffolds

By Jonathon Foreman / September 17, 2019

Most bioglasses, especially the popular 45S5, form weak scaffolds prone to cracking because they do not sinter to full density. Researchers looked to understand the factors hindering densification.

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Predicting optimal glass compositions: A review of machine learning for glass science and engineering

By Lisa McDonald / September 17, 2019

Machine learning can greatly facilitate design of new glasses by predicting a range of promising compositions to test. A recent paper by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, reviews studies investigating machine learning methods for just that purpose.

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No bones about it—clay-enhanced hydrogel shows promise for treating bone defects

By Lisa McDonald / September 13, 2019

For hydrogels to promote tissue formation, they must be suitably porous to allow transplanted cells to move around. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, created clay-enhanced hydrogels to increase pore size.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / September 13, 2019

Sherwin-Williams looking for new global headquarters, certification program for concrete pump operators, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for September 13, 2019.

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‘Unique and friendly’ 3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting covered all aspects of energy harvesting research

By Andrea Ross / September 11, 2019

Over 100 scientists gathered Sept. 4–6, 2019, at the 3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting. The meeting featured an all-female plenary lineup and three concurrent sessions covering all aspects of energy harvesting.

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Video: How long should highway construction actually take? Piezoelectric sensors may offer more precise answer

By Lisa McDonald / September 11, 2019

Highway construction can take longer than is necessary if cars drive on the concrete before it has fully matured. Purdue University researchers are working with the Indiana Department of Transportation to test piezoelectric sensors that measure concrete strength.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / September 11, 2019

Cleaning up after fast fashion, remove intrinsic defects from hard crystals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 11, 2019.

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