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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / July 5, 2012

Some of the 8,680 Kyocera solar modules installed in the phase-one of the new Softbank Kyoto Solar Park. The park was dedicated this week to mark the start of Japan’s feed-in tariff, which is expected to double Japan’s domestic solar market in one year. Credit: Kyocera. Here is what we are hearing: Kyocera modules begin…

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Hear through your head: Kyocera demos ceramic transducer-based tissue conduction technology phone

By / May 11, 2012

Credit: Notebooks: YouTube. You don’t have to be a hard head to appreciate this: Kyocera demonstrated this week a new audio technology for cellphones (and likely a wide range of other applications) using a system that is designed to clearly transmit sound waves through tissue and bone. The company has replaced the traditional cell phone speaker with…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / February 20, 2012

Berkeley Lab researchers synthesized a molecule that mimics catalytically active triangular molybdenum disulfide edge-sites. The result is an entire layer of catalytically active material. Molybdenum atoms are shown as green, sulfur as yellow. Credit: Christopher Chang, Berkeley Lab. Check ‘ em out: Structural batteries to lighten load for frontline soldiers BAE Systems is developing structural…

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John Cahn awarded 2011 Kyoto Prize for materials work

By / June 24, 2011

Kyoto Prize laureate John W. Cahn The Society just received word that the Inamori Foundation has just named John W. Cahn as the winner of its 2011 Kyoto Prize in the category of Advanced Technology: Materials Science and Engineering. The international Kyoto awards are presented to individuals “who have contributed significantly to the progress of science,…

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Alfred U.’s Inamori Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics to be dedicated May 10

By / May 5, 2011

Getting a sneak preview of the displays at the soon-to-be dedicated Inamori Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics are Kate Wilkins and Susan Kowalczyk. Credit: Alfred Univ. Recently I’ve covered a few stories related to exhibitions on technical ceramics (e.g., here and here), but these have been about exhibits that are part of much larger ceramic…

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