January 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
In honor of the legendary physicist Richard Feynman and his quantum legacy, California Institute of Technology held a two-day event this week all about quantum science—and it featured one epic video battle.
January 20th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
The Joint Working Party for the Discovery of New Elements has confirmed the discovery of four new elements that finally complete the table's seventh row. But this news might not be as groundbreaking as the media buzz makes it seem
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.
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 16th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ivy league researchers now show that mollusks called chitons have an interesting feature to adapt to their life under the sea—hundreds of tiny ceramic eyes integrated in and scattered across their strong aragonite shells.
November 25th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
The science behind what makes food taste so delicious is fascinating. And this year, I'm hoping to glean a few nuggets of wisdom from the experts who use the magic of food science to their advantage.
November 25th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
This Thanksgiving, what will you be thankful for in between bites of the food heaped up on your 4,500-calorie plate?
November 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at San Diego State University and beyond are using food as an experimental medium to uncover phenomena of materials science.
November 11th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Most of us can agree robots of all levels are fascinating, but few have the knowledge and capability to actually build sophisticated machines from scratch. At least that used to be the case, thanks to a new interactive design system developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University.
September 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
James Rondinelli—assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University and ACerS member and awardee—and his research team are on a hunt for a rare and elusive creature: multiferroics.