September 25th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The São Carlos Center of Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV) conducts state-of-the art research, develops technology, and supports education and outreach efforts focused on glass and glass-ceramics. What has the center done in its first four years?
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 5th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
ceramitec 2018 is an international meeting place for the ceramics industry. Held April 10–13, 2018, in Munich, Germany, ceramitec brings together researchers, scientists, exhibitors, and students from around the world to discuss the latest trends and challenges in the ceramics industry.
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 25th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A research team may have solved the cigarette butt litter problem. By mixing discarded cigarette butts with asphalt concrete, they produced a material that can handle heavy traffic and reduce the urban heat island effect.
August 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to a laboratory compositional analysis, the elemental recipe for a 129-g Apple iPhone includes about 24.1% aluminum, 15.4% carbon, 14.4% iron, and 14.5% oxygen by weight. And altogether, that pile of smartphone powder—ground from a $700 device—has a raw elemental value of about $1.03.
August 22nd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
More than 130 scientists and researchers from around the world attended The Serbian Ceramic Society's annual conference to listen to leading experts and shared research on nanotechnologies, multifunctional materials, composite materials, and other ceramic-related topics.
August 18th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Planning on watching the eclipse? Learn how it might affect the grid—plus some interesting geeky trivia to share with and impress your fellow eclipse watchers.
August 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The September 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ACerS 2017 class of awards, an interagency report on ceramic coatings to improve engine efficiency, and a novel bauxite porcelain microstructure for high-voltage insulation—is now available online.
August 2nd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Can our footsteps generate enough power to light up the streets? A London company has installed energy-harvesting tiles that can generate electricity from pedestrians' footsteps to power street lamps and air purifiers.