August 20th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Nature inspires intelligently designed materials—and when it comes to stickiness, gecko toes are the gold standard for the design of better materials. But how does science explain their ability to walk on walls?
August 13th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Designer and engineer Francesco Pacelli has pioneered a new use for spent coffee grounds—as a component of clay for 3D-printed ceramics.
August 5th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Materials’ surfaces are really important because they influence how something interacts with the rest of the world—and big advances in the understanding and fabrication of surfaces mean big advances in how those surfaces can function.
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 25th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Dutch artist Jólan van der Wiel is creating attractive art by using magnetics to pull metallic clay into dynamic shapes.
July 17th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Schott's line of fire-rated glass ceramics, Pyran Platinum, are put through an intense battery of tests to ensure that the material holds up to extremely hot temperatures and rapid temperature changes—all to ensure your safety in a burning building.
July 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Three years out from the launch of the Materials Genome Initiative, things are looking pretty bright thanks to millions of dollars in funding from the White House to propel advancements in advanced materials and spur American manufacturing.
July 4th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Just in time for America's Independence Day celebration, the American Chemical Society's Reaction video series turns to pyrotechnic expert John A. Conkling to explain the science behind fireworks
June 5th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) have made microscopic self-assembling 3D structures—cubes, pyramids, bowls, and other geometric shapes—out of flat sheets of silicon nitride using only a droplet of water
May 29th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has signed a partnership agreement with the Florida Institute of Technology’s (FIT) Continuing Education department to offer a series of short courses in bioceramics taught by Dr. Larry Hench