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Emerging solar harvesting technology could turn windows into power sources

By Stephanie Liverani / September 15, 2015

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos (N.M.) National Laboratory are developing a new sunlight harvesting technology that can turn a nearly transparent window into an electrical generator using what they call “quantum dot solar windows.”

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The ancient Roman secret to more ductile concrete could be buried (miles) beneath our feet

By Stephanie Liverani / July 13, 2015

The latest research to shed light on the ductility and durability of ancient concrete comes from geophysicists at the Stanford University, who discovered concrete-like rock deep within a dormant volcano in Italy they say could explain how ancient Romans invented the compound used to build structures like the Pantheon and Colosseum.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / November 21, 2014

Owens Corning earns top honor, PPG COO sells, Corning considers shedding silicone, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 21, 2014.

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Ceramics as creative and integrative air pollution solutions

By April Gocha / May 31, 2014

Some interesting ceramic initiatives are now popping up to help clean the existing polluted air, using clever materials and integrative designs to help us all breathe easier.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / February 11, 2013

• Quarterly group revenues at Nippon Sheet Group were 9 percent down from the previous year, at $4 billion compared to $4.49 billion; the profit from the corresponding quarter of the previous year was down to $50 million from $128 million, as a result of challenging market conditions, particularly in Europe. Its automotive and technical…

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