July 20th, 2018 | by Mark Mecklenborg
"Ceramicizing the Future for a Sustainable Society" was the theme of ICC7, held in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil on June 17–21, 2018. Attendees listened to four plenary speakers, 129 invited speakers, and many presentations that covered a range of topics.
July 20th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The August 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. You’ll find stories about how functional ceramics will be 3-D printed for outer space applications, how fly ash waste can be used for high-performance refractories, and much more.
July 17th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Penn State University have developed a self-heating and self-charging lithium-ion battery that can charge itself in 15 minutes at temperatures as low as -45 degrees F. Their technology could speed up adoption of electric vehicles.
June 29th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a glass composite that could be used in fabricating intricate objects. "Glassomer," a material made of a polymer and quartz, could be useful in a wide variety of industrial applications.
June 27th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a "super window" that is twice as insulating and more energy efficient than most windows on the market today. They are currently working with major manufacturers to eventually bring it to market.
June 19th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Scientists have developed an environmentally-friendly material that could eventually replace conventional Portland cement in concrete. The new composite, consisting mostly of fly ash, was found to be as structurally strong as Portland cement.
June 15th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The U.S. Department of Energy recently launched a $3 million competition to advance solar manufacturing in the U.S. The American-Made Solar Prize competition is open to all U.S.-based businesses and individuals.
June 8th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have successfully converted radioactive waste into glass through vitrification at the Hanford Nuclear Site. The test is part of an overall plan to send low-activity waste directly to the vitrification facility via Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste system.
June 5th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Vanderbilt University are making something useful out of carbon dioxide pulled from the air: Small-diameter carbon nanotubes. Their CNTs are not only higher quality, but the process to make them is cheaper than current methods.
June 1st, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The U.S. Department of Energy recently earmarked approximately $106 million for two new energy projects: High-temperature concentrating solar power technology, and Small business research and development grants.