April 24th, 2018 | by April Gocha
In an effort to increase its sustainability and materials recycling efforts, Apple just unveiled a new robotic iPhone disassembly system, Daisy, that can separate and recover valuable materials from used iPhone devices in a matter of minutes.
April 20th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have discovered that a solid aluminum oxide protection layer can deform like a liquid, possibly protecting metals from environmental elements. Their discovery could solve degradation problems that contribute to rust and corrosion.
April 19th, 2018 | by April Gocha
The May 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about how novel materials are overcoming limitations and opening new possibilities for glass optical fiber systems, beverage trends shaping the glass container industry, and much more—is now available online.
April 18th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have devised a way to contract graphene to kill bacteria on the surface of biomedical implants, using a thin layer of atomically thin graphene spikes to slice bacteria apart.
April 17th, 2018 | by April Gocha
An international team of researchers has developed a feasible approach to add bioactivity to metallic biomedical implant surfaces, using electrophoretic deposition to form coatings comprised of oriented bioactive phosphate glass fibers.
April 13th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at the National Energy Renewable Laboratory have created a database of inorganic thin-film materials containing 10 years' worth of research. This open-access database could accelerate research advances in advanced energy and beyond.
April 10th, 2018 | by April Gocha
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate recently announced that it is working together with HRL Laboratories to additively manufacture high-temperature ceramic materials that are well-suited for hypersonic aircraft.
April 6th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have broken the "3-D printed glass barrier" by developing a direct ink writing method to 3-D print optical glass that uses silica and silica titania from sol-gel.
April 5th, 2018 | by April Gocha
There’s been a video circling around online this past month of a Shaolin monk throwing a needle at a pane of glass, breaking the glass with its tiny point—but I have a gripe with the video and all the hype swirling around it.
April 4th, 2018 | by April Gocha
In an effort to develop more intelligent data analysis to drive informed nanomaterials design, a unique research initiative at Lehigh University is taking the human element into account in its quest to evolve how we analyze data.