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What’s really inside your smartphone: A pile of raw minerals and serious social consequences

By April Gocha / August 22, 2017

According to a laboratory compositional analysis, the elemental recipe for a 129-g Apple iPhone includes about 24.1% aluminum, 15.4% carbon, 14.4% iron, and 14.5% oxygen by weight. And altogether, that pile of smartphone powder—ground from a $700 device—has a raw elemental value of about $1.03.

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Glass microspheres hollow out a niche for anticounterfeiting strategies—and much more—inside August ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / July 21, 2016

The August issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about hollow glass microspheres for anti-counterfeiting strategies, the annual mineral commodities summary, processing of kaolin clay into low-dielectric-constant ceramics, and choosing the right kiln—is now available online.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / November 20, 2015

IRradiance Glass earns chalcogenide grant, systematic risk in mineral markets, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 20, 2015.

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Bioactive glasses burgeon into soft tissue applications—and other stories—in the August ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / July 23, 2015

The August issue of the ACerS Bulletin, now available online, features a cover story all about bioactive glasses for soft tissue applications.

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The cities of the future are underwater and ripe for rare-earth mining

By Jessica McMathis / January 6, 2015

Shimizu Corporation’s “ocean spiral” looks like something straight out of outer space—except that this city of the future would reside far below the ocean’s surface.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 26, 2014

Electric arc furnaces offer benefits, theory for liquid–solid transition in glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 26, 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 5, 2013

Leco to manufacture accredited reference materials under guidelines of A2LA accreditation program Leco Corp. has received accreditation for reference materials under the A2LA Accreditation Program for Reference Material Producers, in compliance with the International Standards Organization (ISO). The program sets forth criteria for the production of reference materials and certified reference materials based on the…

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