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Low-temperature processing could establish ‘Materials Valley’ for companies manufacturing sustainable ceramic composites

By April Gocha / February 28, 2017

What if—instead of redesigning individual materials to make them stronger, lighter, cheaper, and greener—we could rethink a single processing method to improve various different materials? Such a reality may be closer than you think.

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Tunable, transparent polymer material could be key to cheaper energy-efficient windows

By Stephanie Liverani / January 26, 2016

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working with a readily available transparent polymer that may be useful in the design of cheaper materials for smart windows that automatically adjust the amount of incoming light.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 23, 2015

Lucideon’s new standard for ceramic tableware, PPG plant commits to water reuse, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 23, 2015.

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Americans clean up their energy act in 2014 and reduce fossil fuel emissions

By Stephanie Liverani / June 2, 2015

Americans rely less on fossil fuels and more on clean energy to help reduce CO2 emissions—an important shift for a more energy-efficient future. But there might be a less-obvious source of emission-free energy we’re overlooking.

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Metamaterial silicon polarizers may provide brighter displays with less energy drain

By April Gocha / December 4, 2014

Researchers at the University of Utah have designed a new metamaterial polarizer that redirects, rather than blocks, incident light waves—a development that has potential to make future devices much more energy-efficient.

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GE may usher refrigerator revolution with magnetic technology

By April Gocha / March 19, 2014

GE Appliances has announced that it is focusing on advancing its technology for magnetic refrigeration–which replaces conventional compressors and refrigerants with magnetocaloric materials and magnets–and hopes to offer more energy efficient and environmentally friendly residential units within the next five years.

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