November 20th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
In addition to the material’s everyday obscurity, glass often isn’t what people think—it’s not the thick and breakable material that most people conjure up when they hear “glass.” Instead, glass is smart. It’s high-tech. And it keeps getting stronger and thinner.
November 13th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
What if the key to "smarter" technology literally lies within us? Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research are developing smartwatch technology that uses the human body's electrical connectivity to automatically recognize what objects users are touching and launch specific contextual applications to help support the task at hand.
November 11th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Most of us can agree robots of all levels are fascinating, but few have the knowledge and capability to actually build sophisticated machines from scratch. At least that used to be the case, thanks to a new interactive design system developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University.
November 6th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
There are so many reasons to attend the 40th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites Jan. 24–29, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Check out what people are saying about why they love this conference.
November 4th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Driven by the mission to develop a more practical, lower-cost solution to infrared vision technology, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are turning to a trendy material: graphene.
November 3rd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
There’s still a gender gap when it comes to women versus men in STEM-related career fields, but these super girls are helping to close it.
October 23rd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists are building nanomachines that will someday do miraculous things on a macro scale. But as the race continues to develop the world's tiniest machines, focusing on efficiency will be key.
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.
September 30th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Germany’s Freiberg University of Mining and Technology have figured out that they don’t have to dig up the earth to extract the semiconductor germanium—they can make plants do the work for them.
September 13th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers from the University of Chicago, in collaboration with researchers in Wisconsin and France, has made a surprising discovery about glass—amorphous isn't the only way to go.