August 25th, 2017 | by Eileen De Guire
An open-access article in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society reports on the findings of a September 2016 NSF-sponsored workshop on the role of ceramic and glass science research in meeting society’s grand challenges.
August 22nd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
More than 130 scientists and researchers from around the world attended The Serbian Ceramic Society's annual conference to listen to leading experts and shared research on nanotechnologies, multifunctional materials, composite materials, and other ceramic-related topics.
August 18th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Planning on watching the eclipse? Learn how it might affect the grid—plus some interesting geeky trivia to share with and impress your fellow eclipse watchers.
August 15th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have discovered a way to produce hydrogen to power a fuel cell, using hydrolysis without a catalyst. This "spontaneous hydrolysis" could provide soldiers with battery power in the field.
August 11th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Stanford University researchers have developed a smart window that can switch from transparent to dark in 30 seconds. The new smart glass has the potential to be used in buildings, automobiles, and even eyeglasses.
August 9th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
In this short video, ACS Reactions reveals why superhydrophobic materials never get wet—and it all has to do with the angle of contact between a drop of liquid and the surface upon which it sits.
August 4th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a filter that can absorb nearly all heavy metals from water. The filter, made up of carbon nanotubes and quartz can be washed with vinegar and reused—making it affordable for communities that lack clean water.
August 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Glass scientists have taken a closer look at the urban legend of glass flow in medieval windows—combining theory and experimental techniques, the results definitely bust the myth and indicate the highest ever direct measurement of glass viscosity at low temperatures.
August 1st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have designed battery electrodes using MXene, a highly conductive material, that could accelerate battery-charging times. The research could also solve the electric vehicle industry's battery-charging challenges.
July 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
An international group of scientists recently found that the key to the strength of ancient Roman concrete is the presence of aluminous tobermorite, a mineral that slowly forms within voids and prevents cracks from traversing through the concrete.