April 18th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have devised a way to contract graphene to kill bacteria on the surface of biomedical implants, using a thin layer of atomically thin graphene spikes to slice bacteria apart.
April 13th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Scientists reportedly discovered a massive deposit of rare-earth elements off the coast of Japan in 2013—and now, they report that not only is the deposit sufficiently massive in terms of its estimated rare-earth resource supply, but that recovery of said minerals is rather feasible.
April 11th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Many people lack adequate housing, but Icon, an Austin construction company, wants to change that. The company recently introduced a 3-D-printed concrete house that was printed in less than 24 hours at a fraction of the cost of an average home.
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 28th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Concrete ships have been around since the 1800s. But there is one boat with a concrete hull that is still afloat in a Florida sound. Watch the video to learn more about the colorful history of "The Boat"—which seems to have more lives than a cat!
March 27th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Inspired by Arabic lace screens, a team of faculty and staff from Iowa State University's architecture department have created a 3-D-printed ceramic façade that can be used as part of a mechanical system to control the amount of light, privacy, airflow, and cooling in a building.
March 21st, 2018 | by April Gocha
Analytical materials characterization company MSE Supplies can relate to the high-suspense drama of getting experimental data—the company recently published a short video that hilariously brings this lab-turned-movie-set situation to life.
March 20th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Planning to attend Ceramics Expo 2018, May 1–3? Make sure you visit ACerS booth (#308)—to make it worth your while, here are top five reasons (plus a bonus reason) to visit ACerS at Ceramics Expo.
March 14th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Proving that it is possible to create a three-dimensional structure out of two-dimensional ceramic tiles, a group at Harvard Graduate School of Design built an 8-foot-tall structure that covers 145 square feet of interior space. Watch the video to see how they fabricated Tile Grid Shell.