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.
March 7th, 2018 | by April Gocha
In an effort to improve the scanning tunneling microscope, researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have pinpointed the problem that allows the microscope's probe tip to crash into the sample it’s scanning and have devised a way to prevent it from happening.
February 28th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Did you miss the Olympics this year? Today's video features an annual concrete toboggan race, in which engineering students from across Canada (and sometimes beyond) compete to build a 350-lb. toboggan with concrete runners.
February 23rd, 2018 | by April Gocha
The materials science center at Trinity College Dublin, called AMBER, recently teamed up with tech company Kastus to develop an antimicrobial coating that can be applied to ceramic tiles, glass doors, smartphone screens, door handles, and much more.
February 21st, 2018 | by April Gocha
As we celebrate National Engineer’s Week, let’s dive into the complex engineering of the snowboarding big air jump and see how one snowboarding company engineered a special snowboard entirely out of glass.
February 20th, 2018 | by April Gocha
This week is National Engineers Week, a weeklong celebration of all that engineers do to make our world a better place—and it’s not hard to find engineering’s effects on our daily lives.
February 14th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Happy Valentine's Day! Today's video features an engineering student who designed a 3-D printer that makes chocolate confections. He envisions his printer as an entertainment device for weddings and other social gatherings.
February 9th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Despite its material strength, concrete’s weakness is its huge carbon footprint. New methods are emerging to process wood into a high-performance structural building material that could someday take concrete’s place in buildings and beyond.