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So long Salt Lake! MS&T16 wraps and looks ahead to Pittsburgh in 2017

By Eileen De Guire / October 28, 2016

MS&T16 ended yesterday, bringing to a close the annual flagship event in materials science and engineering.

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Power couple: Graphene and glass pair up to create robust electronic material that’s scalable

By Stephanie Liverani / February 16, 2016

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, and the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, paired graphene with glass to create a more robust electronic material with scale-up potential—but that’s not all that graphene’s been up to.

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Ceramic double duty: Bifunctional material affords chiton shells strength and visibility with built-in eyes

By April Gocha / December 16, 2015

Ivy league researchers now show that mollusks called chitons have an interesting feature to adapt to their life under the sea—hundreds of tiny ceramic eyes integrated in and scattered across their strong aragonite shells.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / July 4, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 4, 2014.

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Beijing to host business leaders, scientists at 5th International Congress on Ceramics

By Jessica McMathis / May 27, 2014

In 2014, Beijing will play host to delegates from the International Ceramic Federation (ICF) for the 5th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC5), August 14–21 at the Beijing International Convention Center.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / January 17, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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$60 million in DOE support aimed at advancing solar technology

By Jim Destefani / November 7, 2013

The US Department of Energy last week announced awards totaling about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development of both solar materials to improve efficiency and so-called “soft” costs such as solar photovoltaic system design, permitting, and installation.

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Reflections on MFG Day, the media, and 3D (or more) printing

By Jim Destefani / October 4, 2013

An acknowledgment of US MFG Day, and a look at the current state of additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology, including its use of ceramic materials.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / August 12, 2013

Ultra-thin carbon-based wafer saws save silicon You can’t saw without producing sawdust, and that can be expensive if, for example, you’re sawing silicon wafers for photovoltaic and semiconductor applications. But scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM (Freiburg, Germany) and the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO; Highett, Victoria) have…

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New projects worth millions announced on Materials Genome Initiative second anniversary

By Eileen De Guire / June 25, 2013

The Materials Genome Initiative aspires to reduce by half the time from materials discovery to manufacture. Credit: MGI; OSTP.    The Materials Genome Initiative turned two yesterday, and the White House celebrated the birthday by announcing a flurry of new projects that involve sizeable investments from 20 or so collaborators. According to a fact sheet (pdf)…

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