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By Eileen De Guire / May 14, 2013

How graphene and friends could harness the Sun’s energy University of Manchester and National University of Singapore researchers have shown how building multi-layered heterostructures in a three-dimensional stack can produce an exciting physical phenomenon exploring new electronic devices. The breakthrough, published in Science, could lead to electric energy that runs entire buildings generated by sunlight absorbed…

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Bonus CES videos from Corning: Chemical strengthening of glass and Thunderbolt cables

By / January 7, 2013

Just as I finished my previous story on Gorilla Glass 3, Corning began a video dump onto YouTube. The one above is about the ion exchange chemical strengthening I wrote about earlier, and is sort of like an animated schematic. The title, “Why Glass Breaks,” is unfortunate, because that is a much longer and different…

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Fractured plans: After $10M expenditure, tempering problems lead to abandonment of 1 World Trade Center’s prism glass façade

By / May 20, 2011

Architectural representation of 1 World Trade Center lower section design: Credit: SOM Architects. Although it seems that the decision actually was made several weeks ago, news is just now starting to bubble up about how officials managing the development and construction of the new 1 World Trade Center building in New York City have axed…

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ACerS Members Featured in NY Times Glass-Strength Story

By / July 13, 2009

The New York Times has discovered materials science! The newspaper recently published a nice story on the scientific advancements being made to strengthen glass for the ever expanding use of the material in architecture. The newspaper used the opening of the all-glass “Ledge” recently added for tourists to the Sears Tower in Chicago to discuss…

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ACerS members featured in NY Times glass strength story

By / July 9, 2009

The New York Times has discovered materials science! The newspaper recently published a nice story on the scientific advancements being made to strengthen glass for the ever expanding use of the material in architecture. The glass gurus interviewed include ACerS members Harrie Stevens, director of the Center for Glass Research at Alfred University, Carlo Pantano,…

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Arun Varshneya: Advantages of Chemically Strengthened Glass

By / July 8, 2009

Arun Varshneya, a professor in glass science at Alfred University, discusses the differences among techniques used to strengthen glass, and focuses on the advantages of using salt baths to chemically strengthen glass.

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