August 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The air around major roadways is rife with particulate air pollution. However, new research from Washington University suggests there is a simple fix to help keep the air you breathe inside your car a little cleaner—and it only requires the click of a switch.
July 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Corning Incorporated has debuted its vision for the future of automobiles—and the company must be peering into a crystal ball, because it’s clear that it sees a lot of glass.
June 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at the University of British Colombia (Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada) have a new strategy that just might be going somewhere—they’ve devised a technique to incorporate recycled rubber tire fibers into concrete to reuse the waste material, improve the durability of concrete, and reduced the carbon footprint of the concrete industry.
April 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The May 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about Gorilla Glass automotive windshields, 3-D-printed polymer-derived CMCs, a composite-like semiconductor crystal, and dynamics of glass relaxation—is now available online.
March 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Watch this short video from glassBYTES.com to find out what glass trends were on the show floor at last month’s auto show in Washington, D.C.
February 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
What if—instead of redesigning individual materials to make them stronger, lighter, cheaper, and greener—we could rethink a single processing method to improve various different materials? Such a reality may be closer than you think.
September 21st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Keeping fuel-efficiency paramount, automotive manufacturer Nissan recently unveiled its latest concept car—the BladeGlider, which “combines zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design,” according to a Nissan press release.
July 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at University of Kaiserslautern and Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques in Kaiserslautern, Germany, have developed a technique that uses time of flight measurements from terahertz pulses to resolve individual layers within multilayered surfaces—now all the way down to 4 micrometers.
July 15th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Missouri's Department of Transportation plans to install a test version of Solar Roadways’ solar road tiles in a sidewalk at the Historic Route 66 welcome center in Conway, Mo., to see if the technology is fit for use on regular streets.
February 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a winning recipe for electrically conductive concrete that can gently heat up to melt away icy accumulations, yet remain safe to the touch.