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Thumbs up? Solar-powered drone maker could be worth $60 million to Facebook (with video)

By Jessica McMathis / March 18, 2014

If reports of Titan Aerospace’s acquisition by Facebook are true, the solar-powered drone company is about to acquire 60 million new friends.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / November 22, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: PPG fiber glass joint venture starts fourth furnace in Kunshan, China PPG Industries announced that PFG Fiber Glass (Kunshan) Co.—its joint venture in Kunshan, China, with Nan Ya Plastics Corp.—started a fourth furnace. With 38,000 metric tons of annual capacity, the additional furnace will serve the expanding Asian electronics…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / November 1, 2011

Check ’em out: Fisher-Barton opens new materials research lab The Fisher-Barton Group has opened a new $2-million, state-of-the-art materials research laboratory in Watertown, Wis. The lab’s capabilities include scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectrometry for high-magnification imaging, and elemental and chemical characterization; X-ray fluorescence and diffraction for analyzing complex, unknown bulk samples, and identifying the…

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Helping ‘off-the-grid’ people see the light

By / October 30, 2008

A fascinating story is unfolding in Mbita, Kenya, where OSRAM – one of the world’s two leading lighting firms – is embarking on a program to improve the environment and the lives of more than 175,000 Kenya fishermen who live “off-the-grid,” in a remote area of the world with no access to electricity. These fishermen are…

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