February 18th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Researchers at the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC) at Griffith University (Australia) have shown that silicon carbide’s “superiority” in not-so-superior conditions make the compound a promising substitute for silicon semiconductors in devices with mechanical and electrical sensors.
February 17th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Engineers Week 2015, February 22–28, is an opportunity to reinforce our commitment to promoting the impact of ceramic and glass materials, as well as the people who work with them.
January 20th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team led by researchers at National Taiwan University have generated and tested a gelatin-templated mesoporous silica biomaterial that shows good biocompatibility and longer-lasting effects to ease the pain of sensitive teeth.
January 13th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
ACerS editors Eileen, Jessica, and April all have weighed in over the past few weeks about their reflections or predictions regarding the coming of 2015—but what say you?
January 7th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is getting in on the gecko action with news of the development of space-ready gripping tools “that could grapple objects such as orbital debris or defunct satellites that would otherwise be hard to handle.”
December 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Solar reaches 40% efficiency, X-ray diffraction on Mars, carbon nanotubule de-icing systems, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 10, 2014.
December 9th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
A couple of University of California, Los Angeles researchers have devised a patterned surface that resembles a bed of nails and is superrepellent against all liquid assaults—a true superomniphobic surface.
December 2nd, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute are trying to improve soft tissue repairs by using metal-ceramic composites to fashion into bioabsorbable implants.
November 30th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that researchers are more often turning to venues like Twitter to share their work—and their social media activity is paying big dividends.
November 18th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Algae are biofuel powerhouses, and while challenging, scientists estimate that it is within the realm of possibility to scale algae production high enough to meet many of the energy demands of a growing population.