May 26th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A group of researchers from the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg University of Technology, and Nestle has taken chocolately materials science goodness a step further by studying just how fat bloom forms on the surface of chocolate.
April 15th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research from Brown University shows that although the glass sponge's anchoring fibers are thin and fragile-looking, they are engineered for maximal strength.
April 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research suggests a simple solution to improve the wear resistance, fracture tolerance, and conductivity of alumina ceramic—the addition of graphene.
March 31st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, along with colleagues at various other European institutions, are not only advocating on behalf of glass ionomer cement’s benefits, but also researching ways to make the material even better for dental work.
March 25th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team from the Carnegie Institute for Science recently discovered five rare forms of silica that form under extreme pressures at room temperature
March 19th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
A working group of 30-plus academic and business leaders organized by the New York Stem Cell Foundation has put forth seven strategies to address financial support, psychological and cultural issues, and collaborative and international initiatives they believe will advance women in an often imbalanced STEM landscape.
March 18th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Bloodhound Project hopes its new supersonic rocket-powered car will obliterate the world record by rocketing to 1,000 mph.
March 2nd, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Thanks to a multi-million-dollar infusion of funding from the National Science Foundation, materials and materials research centers are having one of their best months ever.
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 17th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at North Carolina State University have pioneered a new imaging method that is allowing them to peer inside a material’s atomic organization to precisely map the location of distortions, a unique perspective that is allowing them to see how those distortions affect the material’s properties.