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Glass researchers: Show off your work in a short video!

By Faye Oney / March 22, 2017

Glass researchers: It’s time to brag about your work in a short video! ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division is encouraging its members to create videos about the important research they’re doing.

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Video: ‘Floating pixels’ create display using soundwaves and force fields

By Stephanie Liverani / November 2, 2016

Researchers at the Universities of Sussex and Bristol in the U.K. have developed a new technology that effectively turns tiny, multi-colored spheres into real-life pixels that can form into floating displays, according to a University of Sussex press release.

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Video: This glass skateboard doesn’t crack under half-pipe pressure

By Stephanie Liverani / October 5, 2016

In their YouTube series, “You make it, we skate it,” Braille Skateboarding put a bulletproof glass skateboard to the test—and the board held its own at the skate park.

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Video: Nissan unveils new zero-emission, high-performance concept car

By Stephanie Liverani / September 21, 2016

Keeping fuel-efficiency paramount, automotive manufacturer Nissan recently unveiled its latest concept car—the BladeGlider, which “combines zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design,” according to a Nissan press release.

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Video: NASA’s Juno spacecraft approaches Jupiter’s orbit July 4

By Stephanie Liverani / June 29, 2016

While those of us in the United States stare awestruck at the firework-filled night sky on July 4 in celebration of our nation’s independence, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will finally reach polar orbit around Jupiter—a long-awaited journey from when Juno launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Video: Luminaries of The American Ceramic Society presents past-president David Pye

By Stephanie Liverani / June 17, 2016

David Pye, Distinguished Life Member and past-president of ACerS, shares his greatest career accomplishments and contributions to the field of ceramic and glass, and offers advice to young professionals just getting started.

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Video: Computational thermoforming—the cheaper alternative to 3-D printing?

By Stephanie Liverani / May 18, 2016

Can a technique used to manufacture common molded parts, like yogurt containers and packaging for electronics, serve as a more cost-effective alternative to mass 3-D printing? Researchers at ETH Zürich and Disney Research Zürich say yes.

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Video: Ceramics Expo 2016 has action-packed first day

By Stephanie Liverani / April 26, 2016

Ceramics Expo 2016 is in full effect at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, April 26–28, and opening day did not disappoint. Check out some of the day’s highlights and happenings!

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Video: Green energy shows its beautiful side with laser light show

By Stephanie Liverani / March 16, 2016

Take a trip to the Eneco wind farm in Zeeland (in the Netherlands) and you’ll find an artistic take on the traditional turbine farm. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde designed “Windlicht” (or “Windlight”) to showcase the beauty of clean energy.

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They know when you are sleeping—Netflix launches socks that sense when you’ve dozed off

By Stephanie Liverani / December 23, 2015

Netflix has a technical solution to a very fundamental problem. The brand recently launched a kit for ambitious do-it-yourselfers to assemble their own pair of socks that detect when you’ve fallen asleep and pause your program so you don’t miss any of the action.

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