June 29th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
While those of us in the United States stare awestruck at the firework-filled night sky on July 4 in celebration of our nation’s independence, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will finally reach polar orbit around Jupiter—a long-awaited journey from when Juno launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
June 22nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, are using the power of data to help develop new materials for extreme environments.
May 25th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Thales Alenia Space—a French–Italian venture specializing in space communications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration, and orbital infrastructures—is developing a unique solar powered autonomous stratospheric airship.
May 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Your summer reading is delivered—the June/July issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online.
March 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The world’s blackest material, Vantablack, just got blacker. U.K. company Surrey NanoSystems developed the carbon nanotube material a few years ago, but the company now says it has recently improved the material to absorb so much light that it cannot be measured with a spectrometer.
March 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
NASA recently announced that it is spending $20 million to push supersonic jet travel back into commercial reality. The funding is going to a team led by Lockheed Martin for preliminary design work on a reimagined supersonic jet that could take to the skies by 2020.
February 12th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
It seems rather fitting that 100 years after Albert Einstein published the general theory of relativity, we now have proof of what we knew all along: Al was right—spacetime is officially rippling.
February 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Zhejiang University and South China University of Technology in China have created new glass-based composite materials that are really good at absorbing UV radiation.
January 18th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, collaborating with scientists at Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster and the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany, are experimenting with glass to help answer the very question of how it all began.
January 8th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
If we’re going to colonize Mars someday, we’ll need to build durable structures to shelter us from the elements. Materials scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., have developed a concrete material using only what's available on the red planet and without using water.