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.
December 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research shows that when it comes to anti-icing surfaces, the animal world’s most dapper creatures have a few tricks on their flippers.
December 17th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Is the Death Star laser feasible? Are plasma lightsabers even remotely possible? Can we build a real-world force field? The American Chemical Society’s Reactions series mulls over the science behind the answers in this new video.
December 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
The upcoming ICACC’16, Jan, 24–29, 2016, also has in store a special celebration to commemorate the meeting’s 40th anniversary. The 40th Jubilee celebration will include special events, a commemorative book, and even a unique symposium featuring top experts in engineered ceramics.
December 11th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Students and young professionals from around the world are encouraged to attend ACerS Winter Workshop, Jan. 22–25, 2016, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.