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Farewell, sixth sense: Analytics, science provide urban planners with more than intuition

By Jessica McMathis / November 13, 2014

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have developed tools that provide city planners with something greater than the sixth sense—analytics.

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Steel-supported, triple-laminated glass attraction offers ‘epic’ view of Chicago

By Jessica McMathis / July 3, 2014

Housed at the John Hancock Center, Tilt! tilts out some 30 degrees to provide patrons a downward view of Chicago from 1,000 feet up.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / May 29, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for May 30, 2014,

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Midwest lands new innovation hubs built to boost advanced manufacturing

By Jessica McMathis / February 27, 2014

Manufacturing production is up, and US manufacturers are adding jobs (some 622,000 since early 2010)—but a $280-million investment in two new innovation institutes cements a renewed commitment to advanced manufacturing in the States.

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Video: Shaping the Future of Ceramics—ACerS’ Charlie Spahr on what ICC4 and CLS offer you

By Eileen De Guire / June 27, 2012

[flash mode=1 f={image=}] Why attend the 4th International Congress on Ceramics and 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit? ACerS executive director, Charlie Spahr, talks about the meeting program and special events coming up in July in Chicago. “What’s in it for me?” It is the timeless question asked by anyone thinking about investing in a product,…

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Chicago is a great destination for a conference—and bring the family, too

By Eileen De Guire / May 16, 2012

[flash mode=1 f={image=}] Don’t let the conference distract you from exploring Chicago! In this video, Kathy Faber, ICC4 president, shows us a small sampling of the attractions the city of Chicago offers for the conference after-hours. Credit: ACerS. My colleague and pal, Megan Bricker, who is ACerS director of marketing and membership, looked up…

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Chicagoland seeks healthier-looking glow with new ceramic metal halide street lights

By / August 11, 2011

Steetlights with a better spectrum and cheaper to operate are being installed in Chicago and other cities. Credit: Philips. I grew up near the steel mills in Middletown, Ohio, and if the clouds were just right at nighttime I would see a few minutes of bright orange glow in the sky when a ladle of…

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