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Inside CI: Something from Nothing

Researchers are working to harness waste heat from cars, planes and industrial processes in order to produce electricity.
By Susan Sutton
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It’s the dream of flea market aficionados everywhere—to find something of value in what otherwise might just get thrown away. Similarly, cars, airplanes and industrial processes throw away waste heat every day, and researchers are working to harness that energy in order to produce electricity.


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Wind Power Expected to Supply over 7% of Worldwide Electricity by 2018

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Headwinds in several key markets, including the U.S. and Spain, slowed growth in the global wind power market dramatically in 2013.


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KYOCERA America Inc. Maintains OHSAS-18001 Certification

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Kyocera America Inc. recently announced that it has passed a surveillance audit for OHSAS-18001, the international standard for occupational health and safety management systems.


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LED Usage Drives Demand for High-Purity Alumina

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According to “Global High-Purity Alumina Market 2014-2018,” a recent report available from Research and Markets, vendors need to increase investments in R&D to streamline manufacturing procedures, develop sustainable energy resources, and improve methods of extracting or recycling non-ferrous metals.


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Over 24 Million Cars will be Fitted with Apple’s CarPlay by 2019

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Earlier this year, several car OEMs announced that they would be releasing new cars installed with CarPlay capabilities, including Ford, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Jaguar/Land Rover, Toyota, Nissan, and Volvo, with many others to follow.


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MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS: Composite Crew Compartments

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Morgan Advanced Materials recently announced that survivability solutions offered by its composites and defense systems business are being used in customized armored composite crew compartments, ideal for reconnaissance and tactical vehicles, as well as Special Forces vehicles.


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Demand for Sol-Gel Products to be Driven by Electronics and Biomedical Applications

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The global market for sol-gel products was valued at $1.6 billion in 2013, according to a recent report by BCC Research entitled “Sol-Gel Processing of Ceramics and Glass.”


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Over 2 Billion Smartphones to Ship in 2018

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Over 1.25 billion smartphones are expected to ship in 2014, according to ABI Research, and forecasts expect smartphone shipments to pass the 2 billion mark in 2018.


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Readers Most Interested in Ceramic Proppants

Last week, readers were most interested in the domestic well stimulation materials market, including potential opportunities for ceramic proppants.
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This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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ACerS Appoints Fish Development Director of CGIF

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The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) recently announced the appointment of Marcus J. Fish to the position of development director for the newly created Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF).


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Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

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