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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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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 11, 2014

Unifrax, GE, Kyocera, FuelCell Energy, and Owens Corning are in the ceramics and glass business news of this week.

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CLS 2014

Urgent vs important? The 4th Ceramic Leadership Summit is important—and urgent

By April Gocha / March 5, 2014

Early bird registration for the 4th Ceramic Leadership Summit closes soon, so grab your spot to secure your networking opportunities with some of the biggest names in the business.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / November 4, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / August 20, 2013

‘Poisoning’ increases magnesium corrosion resistance Scientists have found a way to dramatically increase the corrosion resistance of magnesium: adding arsenic. The lightest structural metal, magnesium has many potential industrial applications but is limited by poor corrosion resistance. A group of researchers from Australia’s Monash University and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, and the University…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / February 26, 2013

Some other stories and papers worth looking into: Coupling the valley degree of freedom to antiferromagnetic order (PNAS) The exploration of novel electronic degrees of freedom has important implications in both basic quantum physics and advanced information technology. Valley, as a new electronic degree of freedom, has received considerable attention in recent years. In this…

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Flowerpot like ceramic filters purify water for drinking, cooking

By Eileen De Guire / February 12, 2013

James Smith discusses PureMadi and MadiDrops—porous clay water purification systems—how they work and the hopes behind it. Credit: UVA, YouTube. Access to potable water is a priority of the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and they address the issue through the Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. In the Programme’s 2012 progress report…

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Materials Football Game of the Week: Virginia vs. Georgia Tech

By Eileen De Guire / October 14, 2011

The Game Georgia Institute of Technology at University of Virginia Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m., ET This week we return to Big School match-ups with this Atlantic Coast Conference game. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets bring a 6-0 record and a 12th place national ranking to the contest against the 3-2 University of Virginia Cavaliers. Tech…

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New rules of engagement for universities leveraging IP assets?

By / September 13, 2011

BioPontis Alliance’s business model. Credit: BioPontis Alliance. I don’t know how generic the situation is (but I suspect it’s similar in materials fields), but a story in Nature Biotechnology—”New models emerge for commercializing university assets,” by Nuala Moran (doi:10.1038/nbt0911-774)—describes some of the dilemmas and responses universities and private industries engaged in biotech development are coming…

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Vertical axis turbines for low-wind-speed areas

By / November 23, 2009

Back in June we reported on a futuristic design of wind power generators: vertical axis turbines. Now researchers at the University of Virgina are developing a smaller, more efficient wind turbine uniquely designed to generate power in low-wind-speed areas. And they are building these turbines with a vertical axis, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The group…

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