January 8th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
If we’re going to colonize Mars someday, we’ll need to build durable structures to shelter us from the elements. Materials scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., have developed a concrete material using only what's available on the red planet and without using water.
November 17th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University recently received a $7.75 million grant that will allow construction of a new Center for Advanced Ceramic Manufacturing and Education.
November 11th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Aviation giant GE recently announced that it’s investing more than $200 million to build a pair of new factories focused solely on silicon carbide manufacturing for ceramic matrix composites.
November 3rd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
The ICACC'16 conference venue will be teeming with the latest research on advanced ceramics and composites—but there’s plenty more to learn about ceramic and glass materials beyond Daytona Beach.
October 28th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have devised a way to improve the ubiquitous steel by protecting its surface from fouling and corrosion—and it involves ceramics.
October 2nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Today, manufacturing companies and other organizations all over the country are expected to host about 400,000 people who want a first-hand look into U.S. manufacturing. And we've provided a roundup of the latest materials manufacturing trends we've covered at CTT.
October 2nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Tarmac, a U.K.-based sustainable building materials and solutions company, has pioneered a new permeable concrete that allows a ridiculous amount of water to flow right through its surface, preventing pooling and puddles.
September 1st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new analysis—the first-ever look at artificial coastal infrastructure—shows that 14% of U.S. shorelines have been artificially hardened.
July 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Zhangjiajie National Park in China will soon be home to the world’s tallest and longest glass pedestrian bridge. The superlative achievement hovers 300 meters (984 feet) over a cavernous drop and stretches 430 meters (1,410 feet) long and 6 meters (20 feet) wide.
July 13th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
The latest research to shed light on the ductility and durability of ancient concrete comes from geophysicists at the Stanford University, who discovered concrete-like rock deep within a dormant volcano in Italy they say could explain how ancient Romans invented the compound used to build structures like the Pantheon and Colosseum.