March 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research reveals that tardigrades encode a specific set of proteins that allow the animals’ insides to undergo vitrification, using glassy materials to prevent cellular damage that would otherwise occur when the animals desiccate.
February 24th, 2017 | by Eileen De Guire
MIT professor emerita Millie Dresselhaus died Monday, February 21. She understood her unique situation as a woman scientist and worked to make her extraordinary story one that could become ordinary for young women.
February 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A collaboration of researchers from Purdue University and beyond is using a $3 million grant to take an up close look at flash sintering in a massive effort to broaden applications of the technique.
February 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Kansas State University have devised and patented a simple, inexpensive, and scalable method to mass produce graphene—using only hydrocarbon gas, oxygen, and a spark plug.
February 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that some organic ferroelectric materials are composed of crystal planes that atomically slide past one another, providing them with flexibility.
February 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Using the power of a supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas Austin, a Georgia Tech professor of mechanical engineering is going to save the world—and glass is going to play a central role.
January 24th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Brown University have taken a closer look at the orange puffball sea sponge's silica spicules and found that they, too, have evolved a precisely engineered design that provides the structures with maximal strength.
January 20th, 2017 | by Eileen De Guire
Electronic Materials and Applications welcomed a record 391 attendees to Orlando, Florida, for the eighth edition of this conference.
January 19th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Athletic apparel maker Under Armor unveiled a bioceramic-laden line of sleepwear at CES 2017, touting the line’s endorsement by famed football player Tom Brady.
January 13th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered that hafnium carbide and tantalum carbide have some of the highest melting points of any measured materials—making these ultra-high temperature ceramics potentially perfect for use in extreme environments, such as on hypersonic vehicles that soar through space.