June 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Sandia National Lab has completed testing of a novel solar energy storage technique that uses ceramic particles to collect and store the intense heat generated from concentrated sunlight—and the results look promising.
May 25th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Thales Alenia Space—a French–Italian venture specializing in space communications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration, and orbital infrastructures—is developing a unique solar powered autonomous stratospheric airship.
March 23rd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
CoorsTek just announced this week that it is investing $120 million to build an advanced materials R&D facility in its headquarters city of Golden, Colo.
March 8th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
A new Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) program funded by the National Science Foundation made its first awards to Penn State University and Cornell University to significantly accelerate materials research and development.
March 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
NASA recently announced that it is spending $20 million to push supersonic jet travel back into commercial reality. The funding is going to a team led by Lockheed Martin for preliminary design work on a reimagined supersonic jet that could take to the skies by 2020.
February 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
This week, the U.S. Department of Energy launched a $40 million effort to improve materials for clean energy solutions that will “give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global race for clean energy,” says a DOE news release.
February 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Many science agencies will see federal budget numbers return to levels not seen since the fiscal year 2013 sequestration in FY 2016, according to a recent article published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
December 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
In the spirit of the giving season, Ted Day, chair of the CGIF and president and CEO of Mo-Sci Corporation, will "match dollar-for-dollar all gifts of $1,000 or more to the CGIF (up to $100,000 total) from now until December 31, 2015,” he wrote in a recent letter to current and future donors.
December 15th, 2015 | by Eileen De Guire
The UGSC has issued a request for proposals to answer the fundamental question, “Where and how do flaws nucleate in glass?” Deadline is March 1,
November 20th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation has launched a new initiative—the University-Industry Network, a program that focuses on encouraging schools around the world to align more closely with industry as they continue teaching key concepts in ceramic and glass science.