September 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The October/November 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring an international ceramic industry report on Southeast Asia, the truth about silicon carbide for modern ceramic armor, and a midpoint update on the activities of an active Brazilian glass research center—is now available online.
September 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
By now, you’ve probably heard that the rumors are true—Apple’s newest iPhones have shed their aluminum skins for an “all-glass design” instead, complete with front and back glass surfaces.
August 30th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
This video, created by the European Glass Container Federation, illustrates the many technological advances in glass over time—and the significant contributions this versatile material has made to improve our world.
August 11th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Stanford University researchers have developed a smart window that can switch from transparent to dark in 30 seconds. The new smart glass has the potential to be used in buildings, automobiles, and even eyeglasses.
August 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Glass scientists have taken a closer look at the urban legend of glass flow in medieval windows—combining theory and experimental techniques, the results definitely bust the myth and indicate the highest ever direct measurement of glass viscosity at low temperatures.
July 21st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers in Europe have discovered that bioactive glass enriched with fluoride and phosphates are more effective than Bioglass 45S5 in accelerating remineralization of dentin—leading to the possibility of its inclusion in new restorative dental materials.
July 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Corning Incorporated has debuted its vision for the future of automobiles—and the company must be peering into a crystal ball, because it’s clear that it sees a lot of glass.
July 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Scientists are making inroads with the use of organic materials in solar cells. A research team has recently developed a pair of solar–powered glasses that could eventually power hearing aids or other mobile devices.
June 5th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The trend of incorporating ceramic materials into smartphone exteriors seems to be continuing, at least for now—Essential's new Phone is about to enter the market with a titanium, Gorilla Glass, and ceramic exterior.
May 26th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Apple's latest announcement of its $200 million investment in Corning's Harrodsburg, Ky., manufacturing facility appears to solidify a partnership it has had with Corning since 2007. The Kentucky facility makes screens for the iPhone with Corning's Gorilla Glass.