December 16th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
An experimental studio of Swiss architectural firm Belatchew Arkitekter, called Belatchew Labs, has unveiled a new project that envisions floating housing complexes that are sustainable, save land, and provide living space to young adults.
October 24th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
GE's new ceramic matrix composite factory opens, Du-Co does mullite, PPG designing jet windshields, Morgan offers sapphire, US Silica named to Forbes list, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 24, 2014.
September 15th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
In the weeks leading up to Materials Science and Technology 2014, we preview four lectures not to miss. First up: Ceramics for Innovation and Sustainability.
September 2nd, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers at ETH Zürich has tailored a previously designed robot that can walk walls and ceilings—and originally designed to do some fancy filming for Disney—to inspect bridges for corrosion.
August 28th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A new bio-brick installation that marries form with function shows that carbon-friendly construction components can also be award-winning works of art.
August 22nd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Scientists at Singapore’s Future Cities Laboratory say bamboo, a natural—and unnaturally strong—wood, could serve as a concrete reinforcement replacement in places where steel isn’t so plentiful.
August 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Energy Department is taking steps toward a more open stream of information from the lab, introducing a new web directory that increases access to any publications or data derived from research funded by the DOE.
July 29th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Under Luis Fraguada and as part of the Open Thesis Fabrication – Smart Urban Elements program at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, architect and designer Iker Luna developed a bio ceramic system to explore the bio receptivity of ceramics.
July 21st, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
It’s not the Sixth Sense, Spidey sense, or even common sense, but a new “sensing skin” technology could change the way we’re able to respond to critical (and dangerous) cracks in concrete.
July 3rd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Housed at the John Hancock Center, Tilt! tilts out some 30 degrees to provide patrons a downward view of Chicago from 1,000 feet up.