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Latest sintering technology makes ceramic-based materials faster with less heat

By Stephanie Liverani / September 29, 2016

Penn State University (State College, Pa.) researchers announced they’ve developed a new technology called cold sintering process that can make a ceramic material faster than it takes to bake a pizza and at lower temperatures.

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Wearable displays go ‘thin as skin’ with novel transparent oxide thin-film transistors

By Stephanie Liverani / August 2, 2016

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a novel method for creating skin-like transparent oxide thin-film transistors that they say will revolutionize wearable displays for consumer electronics.

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Down, but not out: Novel electronic material self-heals, restores functionality post-trauma

By Stephanie Liverani / May 17, 2016

A team of researchers at Pennsylvania State University has created a new electronic material that can heal all its functions automatically, even after breaking multiple times.

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New manufacturing method paves the way for production of ‘soft machines,’ robots

By Jessica McMathis / July 15, 2014

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new manufacturing technique that will help make the commercial production of machines made of elastic materials and liquid metals more practical.

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An attractive gut? Artificial magnetic bacteria may monitor human health

By April Gocha / May 16, 2014

Artificially magnetic probiotic bacteria may have future uses as human health monitors, and a new magnetic chip may improve single cell analyses to better detect rare genetic changes.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / August 16, 2013

Kyocera concludes agreement to acquire 100% of shares in NEC Toppan Circuit Solutions (Business Wire) Kyocera Corp. has concluded a share transfer agreement with Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. and NEC Corporation to acquire all shares of the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing company NEC Toppan Circuit Solutions, Inc. to further strengthen and expand the Kyocera…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / November 26, 2012

Lot’s of good stories here: India-Japan join hands to challenge China’s rare earth monopoly The Indian Prime Minister was forced to cancel his planned visit to Japan this month after the Japanese government dissolved the lower house of parliament and announced early elections. An important trade pact in respect of rare earth materials was proposed…

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