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Israel progressing in ceramic innovation, plus much more inside October/November ACerS Bulletin

By Faye Oney / September 20, 2018

The October/November issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. You’ll find stories about Israel, the new Navrotsky Award, meeting updates, and much more.

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Video: 1,600-year-old kilns discovered in Israel shed new light on ancient glass industry

By Stephanie Liverani / April 20, 2016

Remains of 1,600-year-old kilns were discovered in Israel, where archaeologists believe commercial quantities of raw glass were produced—a discovery that proves Israel was one of the largest glass manufacturers in the ancient world, the Israel Antiquities Authority reports.

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Now you see it, now you don’t—disappearing aquatic animal may hold key to future optical technologies

By Stephanie Liverani / July 28, 2015

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Israel are taking a closer look at sea sapphires to figure out the science behind the “magic” of their seemingly instantaneous color changes and invisibility.

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Ancient pottery unearthed in Israel contains 8,000-year-old olive oil

By Jessica McMathis / January 15, 2015

Ancient clay pots unearthed during an excavation in Israel show that the vessels contained 8,000 year-old olive oil, likely used in both diet and lighting.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / October 4, 2011

NIST Extends Response Period for Comments on Proposed New Advanced Manufacturing Program To accommodate additional interested parties, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a 30-day extension on a request seeking public comment on the proposed new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia program. The comment period now ends 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / September 30, 2011

NexTech’s 10 µm MCO coating on SS441 substrate 900°C, 200 hours, air. Credit: NexTech. Here’s what we are hearing: PPG to increase global production capacity for precipitated silica PPG Industries announced that it is increasing its global precipitated silica production capacity by more than 18,000 tons per year in response to growing global demand. The capacity…

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