October 17th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
NSF is banking on faster materials development through data mining with a $250,000 award to computer science professor Junzhou Huang to help design “scalable algorithms and a computational framework that can search unprecedented volumes of data detailing the complete set of genes present in numerous materials.”
October 13th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Liquid crystal skin monitors, textile welding for Navy uniforms, wind turbines to control hurricanes, novel nanoparticle synthesis, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 13, 2014.
October 3rd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
New research suggests that, despite fears to the contrary, the residual treatment water used in hydraulic fracturing poses no serious risk to surrounding supplies of water. But does that mean fracking is safe? Not so fast, says a team of environmental scientists.
September 29th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Scientists from the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory have previously established that cool roofs are the most cost-effective option for your pocketbook. Now, a group from the lab, working with Chinese researchers, has shown that the use of light-colored roofs in China would “substantially” reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in regions where summer temps soar.
September 26th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory team has developed a method that marries glass beads and 3D printing to transform your smart (or dumb) phone into a portable high-powered, high-quality microscope.
September 23rd, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
A student team from the University of Houston is working to help supply the United States’ own rare earth stream by commercializing a novel and proprietary method to recycle rare earths neodymium and dysprosium from waste electronics.
September 21st, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Basic research at the nation’s colleges and universities received a decrease in federal funding by 0.3 percent between FY 2011 and FY 2012, according to data from the National Science Foundation.
September 16th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers at Mexico's Center for Research in Advanced Materials is fabricating a thermal barrier coating, based on coal combustion byproduct fly ash, that pulls double duty to protect jet engines and reduce environmental pollutants.
September 15th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
In the weeks leading up to Materials Science and Technology 2014, we preview four lectures not to miss. First up: Ceramics for Innovation and Sustainability.
September 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 10, 2014.