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Video: Smartphone smoothie provides look at rare earth content of phones

By Lisa McDonald / March 27, 2019

University of Plymouth researchers put a smartphone in a blender to quantify the materials composition of an average phone. They hope to encourage greater recycling rates with their project.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 27, 2019

Air purification at room temperature, accelerated dew harvesting, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 27, 2019.

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A materials dead end? The unraveling of the recycling cycle

By April Gocha / March 26, 2019

Although 91 percent of the plastics discarded on this planet have never been recycled, the materials recycling status of glass has to be better…right? A daunting look at the current state of recycling.

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3D-printed glass: Where are we now?

By Lisa McDonald / March 26, 2019

Since 2015, there have been quite a few advancements in glass 3D printing technology. Take a look at some highlights from the past four years, and find out what may come next.

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Laying the groundwork: Understanding how external fields affect ceramic sintering

By Jonathon Foreman / March 22, 2019

Field-assisted sintering techniques (FAST) offer a way to lower firing temperatures and cycle times of sintering processes. The feature article in the January 2019 issue of Journal of the American Ceramic Society summarizes discussions from a workshop aimed at understanding the mechanisms behind FAST.

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Borophene, graphene’s lesser-known cousin, advances as 2D materials platform

By Lisa McDonald / March 22, 2019

Borophene, a 2D sheet of boron atoms, is extremely flexible, strong, and lightweight—even more so than graphene, its carbon-based cousin. Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University have succeeded in growing large-area sheets of borophene for the first time.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / March 22, 2019

GE Aviation to expand Auburn facility, Bormioli Pharma plans Italian plant investment, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 22, 2019.

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Ceramics in the skies! Materials for aerospace plus more inside April 2019 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / March 21, 2019

The April 2019 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring four articles looking at ceramics for aerospace, particularly ceramic matrix composites—is now available online.

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Video: Search for an ideal anti-fog coating “heats” up the competition

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2019

ETH Zurich researchers developed an anti-fog coating that works by absorbing sunlight and generating heat rather than being hydrophilic, like other common anti-fog sprays. The researchers are collaborating with an industry partner to bring their coating to market.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2019

Improving Li-ion batteries using nanodots, scalable graphene yarn, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 20, 2019.

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