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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / November 25, 2015

Ceramics market to experience positive product demand, NIST awards Wisconsin manufacturers, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 25, 2015.

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Bi-functional, self-tinting smart window doubles as rechargeable battery

By Jessica McMathis / January 19, 2015

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University have developed a self-tinting smart window that brightens and darkens without an external power source and doubles as a rechargeable battery.

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Disposed to disposable: Why homes don’t last in the Land of the Rising Sun

By Jessica McMathis / June 4, 2014

In Japan, where the typical home lasts just three decades and is worth nothing after 15 years, it’s common that homeowners have nothing to show for their 30 years of mortgage payments.

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