March 15th, 2018 | by April Gocha
The April 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about ceramics in the semiconductor industry, refractory firebricks for energy storage, high-temperature furnace coatings, ceramic proppant supply, and additive manufacturing at Ceramics Expo 2018—is now available online.
March 14th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Proving that it is possible to create a three-dimensional structure out of two-dimensional ceramic tiles, a group at Harvard Graduate School of Design built an 8-foot-tall structure that covers 145 square feet of interior space. Watch the video to see how they fabricated Tile Grid Shell.
March 6th, 2018 | by April Gocha
A recently established Thermodynamics Consortium is aiming to bolster thermodynamic research by enhancing interactions, collaborations, and activities of a wide variety of scientists involved in thermodynamics research.
February 28th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Did you miss the Olympics this year? Today's video features an annual concrete toboggan race, in which engineering students from across Canada (and sometimes beyond) compete to build a 350-lb. toboggan with concrete runners.
February 22nd, 2018 | by Jonathon Foreman
If you have had challenges submitting journal articles in the past, you'll be happy to learn that ACerS has now made the submission process easier. Changes include quicker review times, faster time to publish, and author-sharing tools.
February 21st, 2018 | by April Gocha
As we celebrate National Engineer’s Week, let’s dive into the complex engineering of the snowboarding big air jump and see how one snowboarding company engineered a special snowboard entirely out of glass.
February 16th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
ACerS Board of Directors recently elected prominent glass scientist Oleg Mazurin as an Honorary Member of ACerS. Mazurin's contributions to glass science include hundreds of journal publications, 15 books, and a glass database.
February 13th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a triboelectric nanogenerator that uses body movements to generate electricity. Their device could someday generate enough power to operate our mobile devices and wearable electronics.
February 9th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Despite its material strength, concrete’s weakness is its huge carbon footprint. New methods are emerging to process wood into a high-performance structural building material that could someday take concrete’s place in buildings and beyond.
February 2nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Most current energy-saving window technology requires electricity to power the windows. But a research team has devised a fluidic window that uses magnetic nanoparticles to control the window to capture solar energy.