April 13th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at the National Energy Renewable Laboratory have created a database of inorganic thin-film materials containing 10 years' worth of research. This open-access database could accelerate research advances in advanced energy and beyond.
April 10th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
BCC Research is offering a 15% discount on market research reports for ACerS members. ACerS members can take the discount off of an annual membership or individual research reports.
April 5th, 2018 | by April Gocha
There’s been a video circling around online this past month of a Shaolin monk throwing a needle at a pane of glass, breaking the glass with its tiny point—but I have a gripe with the video and all the hype swirling around it.
April 4th, 2018 | by April Gocha
In an effort to develop more intelligent data analysis to drive informed nanomaterials design, a unique research initiative at Lehigh University is taking the human element into account in its quest to evolve how we analyze data.
March 23rd, 2018 | by April Gocha
The U.S. Senate just approved a $1.3 trillion spending package that significantly increases funding for research—the plan increases R&D funding by 12.8% over 2017 figures, the largest increases to research spending in nearly a decade.
March 13th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have found a way to reduce dendrite growth in lithium-ion batteries. Creating a 3-D porous substrate out of sugar cubes and silicone, they found that it relieved stress and inhibited dendrite growth.
March 9th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
In the movie "Black Panther," the superhero gets his powers from vibranium—a nearly indestructible material with superior properties. Materials scientists Yury Gogotsi and Jayakanth Ravichandran offer their perspectives on the material in a Gizmodo interview.
March 6th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a process that uses silver nanowires to print electronic circuits on flexible surfaces. Their method could be promising for the future of flexible and wearable electronics, especially for the medical industry.
February 28th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Did you miss the Olympics this year? Today's video features an annual concrete toboggan race, in which engineering students from across Canada (and sometimes beyond) compete to build a 350-lb. toboggan with concrete runners.
February 13th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Residential LEDs use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, but R&D challenges still exist for LED lighting. However, new materials research continues to push LED technologies further forward.