April 21st, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
According to research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, clay stands poised to save the world from environmental evils (a.k.a. greenhouses gases) and gets the job done “just as effectively as other materials.”
April 15th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research from Brown University shows that although the glass sponge's anchoring fibers are thin and fragile-looking, they are engineered for maximal strength.
April 3rd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology adds another to the list of things that aren't as they seem—the effect of dislocations on ionic transport within metal oxides.
March 25th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team from the Carnegie Institute for Science recently discovered five rare forms of silica that form under extreme pressures at room temperature
March 23rd, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Attracting, inspiring, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals starts with getting students engaged. At ACerS, that means getting students involved with the Society on the local, national, and international levels early and often.
March 19th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
A working group of 30-plus academic and business leaders organized by the New York Stem Cell Foundation has put forth seven strategies to address financial support, psychological and cultural issues, and collaborative and international initiatives they believe will advance women in an often imbalanced STEM landscape.
March 17th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research from a team of scientists at University of California, Davis and Los Alamos National Lab is providing important insight into how nanomaterials behave under irradiation, a finding that may help significantly extend the life of nuclear fuels.
March 13th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Stanford University researchers have solved the science behind an incredible yet simple phenomenon—food coloring droplets, when plopped onto a clean glass slide, move and dance as if they’re alive.
March 4th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy), and Politecnico Milano (Italy) have devised a technique to rapidly manufacture “old” glass—a process that would otherwise take millennia—and have generated results that suggest current glass theories might need revision.
February 25th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
With a highly technical wave of a wand, MIT researchers have, for the first time, fabricated multifunctional, multimaterial fibers that have a completely different composition than their starting materials.