June 22nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, are using the power of data to help develop new materials for extreme environments.
June 21st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
It's officially summer—and that means more sun-filled days ahead. So it's only fitting that we round up the latest solar energy research news. This week, solar cells get 'greener' and thinner, and a solar power plant in Nevada keeps the energy going 24/7.
June 17th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
David Pye, Distinguished Life Member and past-president of ACerS, shares his greatest career accomplishments and contributions to the field of ceramic and glass, and offers advice to young professionals just getting started.
June 15th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, say they’re pushing the limits of solar cell performance and were able to achieve the highest performance ever measured for larger-size perovskite solar cells.
June 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
When it comes to ceramic materials, body armor is a familiar and favorite topic. But better materials for protecting the lives of those in the line of duty extend beyond ceramics, too.
June 1st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed a new material that can smooth and protect skin and can be developed for better topical UV protection.
May 25th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Thales Alenia Space—a French–Italian venture specializing in space communications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration, and orbital infrastructures—is developing a unique solar powered autonomous stratospheric airship.
May 18th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Can a technique used to manufacture common molded parts, like yogurt containers and packaging for electronics, serve as a more cost-effective alternative to mass 3-D printing? Researchers at ETH Zürich and Disney Research Zürich say yes.
May 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Rice University scientists—and collaborators from the University of Tennessee, Texas A&M Engineering, and Second Baptist School—have discovered that they can use Tesla coils to direct long-range self-assembly of carbon nanotubes.
May 4th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Research Institute of Materials Science, South China University of Technology (Guangdong, China) are developing a different kind of motor—one that’s not fossil fuel-reliant and can actually help clean up pollution, not contribute to it