August 31st, 2018 | by Jonathon Foreman
Nearly two hundred people from 25 countries converged in Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 20–23, for Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE 2018). The conference inspired a variety of discussions and a lot of enthusiasm.
August 22nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Lemons are good for making low-voltage batteries, but not so much when powering a car. Mark Rober attempts to create a giant lemon battery before realizing he should have used another energy source.
August 17th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a faster-charging solid-state lithium battery. The key is a ceramic electrolyte that stabilizes the surface and does not degrade over time.
August 16th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The September 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online, featuring stories about the 2018 award recipients, a more reliable method of sintering, and much more.
August 15th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a flexible ceramic 3-D printed bone implant. Called 'Hyperelastic Bone,' the implant can regenerate bone tissue growth, ultimately becoming part of the patient's own bone.
August 14th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
In a new study, researchers have demonstrated a method of regenerating bone using 3-D printed ceramic scaffolds. This technique could possibly replace traditional bone grafts and help those with bone injuries or deformities.
August 7th, 2018 | by Jonathon Foreman
JACerS Awards Symposium will take place on October 17, 2018, at MS&T18 in Columbus, Ohio. The symposium features 13 presentations from invited authors of the best papers published in JACerS in the past two years.
July 31st, 2018 | by Eileen De Guire
A new paper reports success making nanocomposites with wildly dissimilar materials by the cold sintering process. Each constituent brings functional properties, and the composite’s properties are better than either constituent alone.
July 27th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The Rare Earth Extraction Facility, recently opened at West Virginia University, is developing a process to extract rare earth materials from acid mine drainage. The new facility could help lessen U.S. dependence on REE imports as well as boost the West Virginia economy.
July 25th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
NASA Goddard will launch its Parker Solar Probe in early August on a mission to study the mysteries of the sun. Watch today's video to learn how engineers have designed the Solar Probe to withstand the sun's intense heat.