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Not-so-rare-earth elements? Massive discovery of rare earth deposit near Japan could allay supply woes

By April Gocha / April 13, 2018

Scientists reportedly discovered a massive deposit of rare-earth elements off the coast of Japan in 2013—and now, they report that not only is the deposit sufficiently massive in terms of its estimated rare-earth resource supply, but that recovery of said minerals is rather feasible.

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Kyocera set to break ground on new $52M ceramic microelectronic manufacturing plant

By April Gocha / April 2, 2018

Kyocera Corporation just announced that it will invest $52.4 million to build a new manufacturing plant in Japan to boost production of ceramic microelectronic packages.

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Crystalline films, next-gen electronics, 2-D semiconductors—Latest graphene research shows promising scale-up potential

By Stephanie Liverani / August 30, 2016

Researchers continue to make strides in the mission to commercialize graphene so the advanced material can be put to work in real-world ways. Check out these three graphene-related research developments generating buzz this week.

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Just add water: Does adding moisture to perovskite solar cells boost efficiency?

By Stephanie Liverani / July 29, 2016

Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan are delving deeper into what it is about the perovskite fabrication process that enhances effectiveness—and adding water could be the key.

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Japanese company Spiber partners with North Face to spin synthetic spider silk into first-of-its-kind bioengineered parka

By Stephanie Liverani / November 17, 2015

Japanese company Spiber has joined forces with high-performance sportswear outfitter The North Face to create a parka made from genetically engineered spider silk fiber—the first garment of its kind.

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Blinded me with science: A look back at 2014

By Jessica McMathis / December 29, 2014

Because it’s that time of year, and because it’s worth remembering—associate editor Jessica shares her top five posts, people, and moments from 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / July 25, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 25, 2014.

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Global nuclear notes: Japan to restart nuclear program, China on track to beat 2020 targets

By Jessica McMathis / March 25, 2014

In the race to reinvigorate nuclear energy programs across the globe, who’s winning?

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Wearable zeolite filters show promise as an alternative to kidney dialysis

By April Gocha / March 10, 2014

Japanese scientists have developed a simple wearable zeolite filter that can filter blood and may someday provide an alternative to conventional kidney dialysis procedures.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / November 26, 2012

Lot’s of good stories here: India-Japan join hands to challenge China’s rare earth monopoly The Indian Prime Minister was forced to cancel his planned visit to Japan this month after the Japanese government dissolved the lower house of parliament and announced early elections. An important trade pact in respect of rare earth materials was proposed…

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