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World Academy of Ceramics elects 13 ACerS members to new class of Academicians

By Eileen De Guire / September 6, 2013

The Italy-based World Academy of Ceramics has selected its 15th class of Professional Members of the Academy in its biennial election, including ACerS immediate past president George Wicks and 12 other ACerS members.

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The discovery of carbon fibers and the practical side of phase diagrams

By Eileen De Guire / September 26, 2012

A carbon fiber propped against a human hair. Was their “discovery” an accident? Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Have you ever wondered how carbon fibers were discovered? It turns out the guy who “invented” them was a sharp young physicist who knew his way around a phase diagram. In 1958 Roger Bacon, a newly minted PhD physicist,…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: University of California, Davis at Arizona State University

By Eileen De Guire / September 1, 2011

The GameUniversity of California, Davis at Arizona State UniversitySept. 1, 7:00 p.m., PT; Tempe, Ariz. The last time these teams met was 71 years ago in September 1940, a contest ASU won. UC Davis is a Division 1-FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) in the Great West Conference, and ASU is a Division 1-FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)…

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