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Brittle starfish offers lessons in creating durable ceramics

December 12th, 2017 | by Faye Oney

Scientists have discovered that a brittle starfish has the capability to create a durable "tempered" ceramic material while underwater. Its process is similar to the creation of tempered glass, but without the heating and cooling process.


Video: 7 of Tesla’s unknown inventions that put him ahead of his time

December 6th, 2017 | by Faye Oney

You know Tesla the car. But do you know Tesla the inventor? Nikola Tesla was a brilliant inventor who developed dozens of ideas and innovations, many of which are used today. Watch the video to learn about some of his little-known inventions, some of which never saw the light of day.


Video: Do you know all about perovskites?

November 29th, 2017 | by April Gocha

On earth, most perovskite structures are found within the planet’s mantle, and they’re found in high abundance—perovskites make up 93% of the lower mantle’s mass and 38% of earth’s total mass, according to a recent Science Magazine video.


ICACC, EAM leaders featured in special journal articles

November 17th, 2017 | by Faye Oney

Through January 31, ACerS and Wiley are offering free access to 30 journal articles published in ACerS journals. The articles are authored by ACerS members who have organized EAM and ICACC conferences in the past couple years. After January, ACerS members can continue to access the articles through the member portal.



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