February 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Zhejiang University and South China University of Technology in China have created new glass-based composite materials that are really good at absorbing UV radiation.
January 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at University of California Los Angeles and Missouri University of Science & Technology have developed a new super-strong yet super-lightweight metal nanocomposite—a metal that owes its surprising strength to ceramic nanoparticles.
January 18th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, collaborating with scientists at Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster and the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany, are experimenting with glass to help answer the very question of how it all began.
January 17th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers and ACerS members from Lehigh University and the University of Colorado have teamed up to decrease the amount of energy needed for glass-forming, an important process by which glass products take shape
January 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
2016 marks the thirtieth year of the founding of ASTM Committee C28 on Advanced Ceramics. Committee C28 kicks off its anniversary year with a joint meeting with ACerS on Jan. 24, 2016, as part of the 40th Jubilee celebration of ICACC’16 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
December 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research shows that when it comes to anti-icing surfaces, the animal world’s most dapper creatures have a few tricks on their flippers.
December 16th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ivy league researchers now show that mollusks called chitons have an interesting feature to adapt to their life under the sea—hundreds of tiny ceramic eyes integrated in and scattered across their strong aragonite shells.
December 9th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich research center in Germany have set a world record for the longest continually-running solid oxide fuel cell, a major achievement for fuel cells everywhere.
December 6th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at NASA have taken measurements of what happens in full-scale tests—in which the scientists injected actual volcanic ash into an operating jet engine—and will spend the next several months analyzing the experimental data.
December 3rd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
An Iowa State University research team led by Xiaoli Tan recently discovered that Sr and Nb co-doped polycrystalline ceramics can generate the highest reported electrostrain value to date in any lead-free polycrystalline ceramic and represents a 50% improvement over previous results.