May 16th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have successfully used a 3-D printer to print an electronic circuit on human skin. The technology could help soldiers on the battlefield to detect chemical or biological agents, and the medical field for treating wounds and constructing skin grafts.
May 11th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a simple process for extracting rare-earth magnets from discarded electronic devices. Their method reduces manufactured waste and recycles materials into magnets for other uses.
May 9th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers and engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and ASU Tech Co. Ltd. in China have a solution that thinks outside the box—a smartwatch that has a built-in projector that instead turns your skin into the touchscreen.
April 27th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Scientists at Drexel University have devised a new method to produce MXenes from MAX phases containing an “A” element other than aluminum—a development that could open novel opportunities in MXene synthesis.
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 13th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Scientists reportedly discovered a massive deposit of rare-earth elements off the coast of Japan in 2013—and now, they report that not only is the deposit sufficiently massive in terms of its estimated rare-earth resource supply, but that recovery of said minerals is rather feasible.
April 2nd, 2018 | by April Gocha
Kyocera Corporation just announced that it will invest $52.4 million to build a new manufacturing plant in Japan to boost production of ceramic microelectronic packages.
March 15th, 2018 | by April Gocha
The April 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about ceramics in the semiconductor industry, refractory firebricks for energy storage, high-temperature furnace coatings, ceramic proppant supply, and additive manufacturing at Ceramics Expo 2018—is now available online.
March 13th, 2018 | by April Gocha
A team of scientists from Texas A&M University has developed an aqueous deposition technique to build flexible MXene thin films that could enable new possibilities for future flexible electronics.
March 13th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have found a way to reduce dendrite growth in lithium-ion batteries. Creating a 3-D porous substrate out of sugar cubes and silicone, they found that it relieved stress and inhibited dendrite growth.