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How did it all begin? Glass mimicking space stuff could provide answers

By April Gocha / January 18, 2016

Scientists at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, collaborating with scientists at Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster and the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany, are experimenting with glass to help answer the very question of how it all began.

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‘Martian concrete’ could be key to future human colonization on Mars

By Stephanie Liverani / January 8, 2016

If we’re going to colonize Mars someday, we’ll need to build durable structures to shelter us from the elements. Materials scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., have developed a concrete material using only what’s available on the red planet and without using water.

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3M–Ceradyne merger drives innovation in new directions, plus more stories in the September ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / August 20, 2015

What does the 3M–Ceradyne merger have to do with the highest ACerS awards and engineered refractory aggregates? All are feature stories in the September issue of the ACerS Bulletin, now available online.

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Greenroads groups award first LEEDs-type certification to ‘Poticrete’ project

By / March 20, 2012

Old toilets await new life as Poticrete aggregate. Credit: City of Bellingham, Wash. There seems to some new and interesting surges of interest in using recycled material in roadways, both for economic reasons and to find a second life for materials destined for the trash heap. For example, Eileen recently wrote about new work conducted…

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