July 29th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
It was with considerable sadness that we learned on June 2 the passing of a close personal friend and one of the foremost glass scientists of our times—Günther H. Frischat of Clausthal, Germany (July 18, 1937–June 2, 2015).
July 28th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Israel are taking a closer look at sea sapphires to figure out the science behind the “magic” of their seemingly instantaneous color changes and invisibility.
July 24th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are developing materials that allow windows to let light pass through without transferring heat and, on the flip side, to block out light while allowing heat transmission
July 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Zhangjiajie National Park in China will soon be home to the world’s tallest and longest glass pedestrian bridge. The superlative achievement hovers 300 meters (984 feet) over a cavernous drop and stretches 430 meters (1,410 feet) long and 6 meters (20 feet) wide.
July 22nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Micron3DP, a 3-D printing company that develops and builds all-metal extruders, has now successfully experimented with advanced 3-D printing methods for what may be the final frontier in 3-D printed materials: glass.
July 17th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
A group of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta have developed a polymer coating for glass that can change the lens color of eye glasses instantly with a small, user-controlled electrical current
July 10th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
During the first-ever Ceramics Expo—held last April in Cleveland, Ohio—ACerS had the opportunity to get exhibitors' perspectives on the event and talk with them first-hand about their experiences in this latest video.
July 8th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
The European Ceramic Society hosted a summer school program June 17–19 in Madrid that focused on ceramic and glass science and technology—specifically, applications to bioceramics and bioglasses.
July 7th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Five European institutions have come together to establish a new research center in Trenčín, Slovakia, that specializes in cutting-edge functional glass research. The project, Centre for Functional and Surface-Functionalized Glasses (FunGLASS), is based at the University of Trenčín, with participation from international groups in Germany, Italy, and Spain
June 25th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
ACerS got the inside scoop about what goes on in today's high school science classrooms at the Materials Camp for Teachers, organized by the ASM Materials Education Foundation, June 15-19, at Ohio State University. The Ceramics and Glass Industry Foundation was one of the event's sponsors.