January 13th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Last week, the White House announced a new $259-million public-private partnership in the creation of the Department of Energy’s Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), which will accelerate the transition from concept to prototype.
January 7th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is getting in on the gecko action with news of the development of space-ready gripping tools “that could grapple objects such as orbital debris or defunct satellites that would otherwise be hard to handle.”
January 2nd, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Stanford University engineers have used the sticky pads of geckos as inspiration for a hand-sized device that allows humans to scale a glass wall as effectively as Spiderman.
December 31st, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
It's rather fitting that on the final day of 2014, we are unveiling the first issue of the 2015 ACerS Bulletin—Volume 94, issue Number 1 of the Bulletin is now available online for your viewing pleasure.
December 29th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Because it's that time of year, and because it's worth remembering—associate editor Jessica shares her top five posts, people, and moments from 2014.
December 22nd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Data from a NASA research team shows that during the holiday seasons—Christmas and New Year’s in the U.S. and Ramadan in the Middle East—the night lights shone brighter, a whole 20 to 50% higher, in fact, than during the rest of the year
December 19th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Corning to acquire TR Manufacturing, flat glass demand rises, PPG windows in Gulfstream, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 19, 2014.
December 16th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Orion spacecraft, once ready for its human companions, will eventually be equipped with a glass cockpit control system, according to NASA.
December 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Solar reaches 40% efficiency, X-ray diffraction on Mars, carbon nanotubule de-icing systems, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 10, 2014.
November 30th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that researchers are more often turning to venues like Twitter to share their work—and their social media activity is paying big dividends.