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To infinity and beyond—This glass is going places after building world’s largest telescope

By April Gocha / November 10, 2017

The Giant Magellan Telescope, when completed and operational in 2023, will be the world’s largest telescope—but to build a giant, incredible telescope, you first need to build giant, incredible mirrors. And that process is currently underway at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona.

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W. David Kingery’s legacy in ceramics lives on in MIT ceramics and glass lab

By Stephanie Liverani / September 16, 2015

Dr. William David Kingery is still revered for his myriad contributions to the study of modern ceramics. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology materials science and engineering department reopened the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Laboratory in April and students have been busy at work in the new space ever since.

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University of Arizona to offer new master of engineering in innovation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship degree

By Jessica McMathis / March 30, 2015

The University of Arizona’s “technical MBA” will offer a combination of business-oriented classes and engineering courses to help engineers bridge the gap between innovative ideas and sustainable economic development strategies.

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Stronger, greener cement-like material curbs carbon emissions through diffusion

By Jessica McMathis / January 20, 2015

According to the team who accidentally discovered it, Ferrock—a carbon negative substitute for Portland cement—is stronger and more sustainable than traditional concrete. But does it get the job done?

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Video: Lithium–sulfur batteries may drive electric cars into the mainstream

By April Gocha / May 22, 2014

Researchers may have developed a new use for waste elemental sulfur as a component of next-gen batteries that are cheaper, lighter, and more efficient.

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ACerS announces 2014 Distinguished Life Members, Class of Fellows

By Eileen De Guire / May 22, 2014

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) recently announced its 2014 Distinguished Life Members and Class of Fellows.

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PZT flexible thin films for biologically-powered medical devices

By April Gocha / February 7, 2014

Research collaboration develops lead zirconate titanate (PZT) flexible thin films for biologically-powered medical devices.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / January 3, 2014

Ceramic and glass business news of the week

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / November 2, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: The solar saga continues: Siemens flees solar market (GigaOm) Energy giant Siemens is leaving the solar market after investing heavily in solar technology and power plant construction. The decision is bad news for startups looking for corporate VCs. The decision reflects the poor outlook for the solar market by…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / October 1, 2012

You probably already know there is some really interesting stuff going on in the materials field. Here is some of the latest: Project aims to convert waste into construction materials A project in Europe aims to convert urban and agricultural waste into high-performance products for the construction sector. These materials will be developed within the…

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