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75th Conference on Glass Problems has no problems delivering on pre-meeting promise

By Jessica McMathis / November 6, 2014

The content-rich, technically oriented conference, organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Alfred University, delivered—kicking off Monday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in the heart of downtown Columbus.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 22, 2014

Superfast LEDs, ultrafast charging batteries, lead-free glass inks, dissolvable silicon, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 22, 2014.

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest (with video)

By Eileen De Guire / March 18, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest (with video)

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / November 25, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Ceramics at the heart of advances in hydrogen production

By Jim Destefani / May 25, 2013

Berkeley researchers’ nanowire “artificial forest” for photosynthetic hydrogen production consists of silicon “trunks” and titanium oxide “leaves.” Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Hydrogen is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of clean energy, but a major hurdle to moving toward the hydrogen economy is producing enough of the gas to make a significant…

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Making a better invisibility cloak

By Eileen De Guire / November 16, 2012

Graduate student, Nathan Landry, seen holding his invisibility cloak made of fiberglass and copper strips. Credit: Duke University. Editor’s note—The generation that grew up reading the Harry Potter septology, grew up imagining things like invisibility cloaks as reality. The oldest of those young readers are now graduate school age and making invisibility cloaks for real.…

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Topological insulator materials: From quantum mechanics to computers

By Eileen De Guire / May 20, 2012

Electrons on the surface of a topological insulator can flow with little resistance. Their spin and direction are intimately related; the direction of the electron determines its spin and in turn is determined by it. Credit: LBNL. Last week several press releases came out about new work on topological insulators. A topological insulator—more accurately, a…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / January 17, 2012

Check ’em out: Warning on fracture of the alumina-bearing couple delta ceramic liner in hip implants Although the fracture rate of third-generation alumina-bearing couples is low, we believe that it may not be possible to eliminate the actual risk of alumina head fracture. Patients should be informed about the potential for this complication before receiving…

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Duke, NETL study CO2 storage impact: Leakage must be reckoned with

By / November 30, 2010

Duke University, in collaboration with the DOE, just completed a study on carbon storage and the impacts of CO2 injection into different geologic formations. The findings were published in the Oct. 26, 2010 edition of Environmental Science & Technology. The report, “Potential Impacts of Leakage from Deep CO2 Geosequestration on Overlying Freshwater Aquifers,” also presented…

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