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Grad student uses ceramics knowledge to improve water filter production in Uganda

By Faye Oney / February 10, 2017

A graduate student from London is using his knowledge of ceramics to help a non-profit in Uganda improve production processes for locally-manufactured ceramic water filters.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 30, 2016

Supersonic spray yields new nanomaterials, tiny squeeze boosts performance of fuel cell catalysts, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 30, 2016.

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Glass microspheres hollow out a niche for anticounterfeiting strategies—and much more—inside August ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / July 21, 2016

The August issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about hollow glass microspheres for anti-counterfeiting strategies, the annual mineral commodities summary, processing of kaolin clay into low-dielectric-constant ceramics, and choosing the right kiln—is now available online.

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Communicating ceramics through pottery—and primetime TV

By April Gocha / December 10, 2015

U.K. television show “The Great Pottery Throwdown” goes beyond entertaining at the potter’s wheel—the show also uses scientific experts to link traditional ceramics to the world of advanced ceramics. Included in the show’s cadre of experts is none other than ACerS President-elect Bill Lee.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 4, 2015

Concrete skyscrapers ditch the rebar, microscopy probes lithium cathodes, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 4, 2015.

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Mud and clay combo make for a successful 2015 Structural Clay Division Meeting

By Greg Geiger / May 29, 2015

The “mud season,” as Denver locals refer to the May rains, did not discourage the ~50 attendees at the 2015 ACerS Structural Clay Products Division Meeting, which was held in conjunction with the National Brick Research Center (NBRC) Meeting.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s clay?—Clay captures carbon ‘just as effectively’ as more costly materials

By Jessica McMathis / April 21, 2015

According to research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, clay stands poised to save the world from environmental evils (a.k.a. greenhouses gases) and gets the job done “just as effectively as other materials.”

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 3, 2014

Novel metamaterial properties of hexagonal boron nitride, Lego-like nanomaterials, conductive clay, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 3, 2014.

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Look out MRSA, here come ceramics: Clay may be key to thwarting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By April Gocha / July 30, 2014

Arizona State University and US Geological Survey scientists report that mineral clay deposits may be key to stemming worldwide increases in deadly antibacterial resistance.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / November 18, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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