April 23rd, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
MIT’s materials science and engineering department celebrates the reopening of the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Laboratory (nee MIT Glass Lab). According to an MIT news release, the renovation not only adds more space but new equipment, increased safety features, and improved ventilation systems
April 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A group of architects, designers, writers, reporters, and thinkers called the Unknown Fields Division have traveled the world and are now pulling back the curtain to show the toxic story lurking behind rare earth production.
April 9th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Cool Brick designer and University of California, Berkeley assistant professor Ronald Rael is turning heads once more with Bloom—the “first and largest powder-based 3-D printed cement structure to date.”
March 27th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Marv Bolt, Curator of Science and Technology at the Corning Museum of Glass, is on a global hunt for the world's oldest telescopes. Watch this short video to learn more from Bolt, and stay tuned for the May issue of the ACerS Bulletin for additional coverage.
March 23rd, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Attracting, inspiring, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals starts with getting students engaged. At ACerS, that means getting students involved with the Society on the local, national, and international levels early and often.
March 13th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Stanford University researchers have solved the science behind an incredible yet simple phenomenon—food coloring droplets, when plopped onto a clean glass slide, move and dance as if they’re alive.
March 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
MIT researchers recently discovered that the shells of blue-rayed limpets—a fingernail-sized mollusk—contain unique biological photonic structures that are the first known to be made from inorganic, mineralized structures.
February 27th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Bristol University in the United Kingdom have devised an ultrasonic nonlinear imaging technique to detect defects in materials, even before faults form.
February 20th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Watch this informative video from The Refractories Institute, “Taming the Flame,” to learn all about how refractories make it possible.
February 9th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
According to accounts from Corning Incorporated's annual investors meeting in New York City late last week, the glass giant is developing a scratch-resistant glass that rivals the strength of sapphire.