October 31st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A collaboration between Battelle and Rare Earth Salts is one of several DOE projects to revive rare earth production in the U.S. Researchers are working to extract rare-earth elements from coal fly ash—which could also provide a boost to the coal industry.
September 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Japanese company Hoya is developing thin glass disks that the company is betting will be increasingly incorporated into larger hard disk drives used in computers—Hoya is setting its sights on large-scale glass data storage, with reported capabilities of reaching 20 TB capacities by 2020.
July 14th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers are taking advantage of a nitrogen vacancy in flawed diamonds to view how atoms spin and connect to form molecules. Their discovery could eventually lead to smaller MRI machines that are less invasive and use considerably less energy.
January 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The 2017 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up its annual exhibition showcasing all the latest consumer electronics and technology this past weekend in Las Vegas, and the show’s expansive 43 football fields worth of tech displayed that our world is getting altogether smarter, brighter, more virtual, more connected, and entirely robotic.
November 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a neodymium-loaded magnetic ink that can be used to print batteries, circuits, and other devices that, if broken or damaged, can self-heal themselves in a matter of milliseconds.
November 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they’ve 3-D-printed permanent magnets that can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical rare materials in the process.
October 18th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The continuing trend for electronics is to pack more power into a smaller device that requires less energy input. Two significant materials research advances—one published in Nature and one published in Science—are moving precisely in that direction.
July 19th, 2016 | by Eileen De Guire
Why should the presumptive republican presidential-nominee be concerned about teslas? Tech CEO Josh Tetrick "just bought two Teslas’ worth of full-page ads against Donald Trump," according to a recent report.
November 13th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
What if the key to "smarter" technology literally lies within us? Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research are developing smartwatch technology that uses the human body's electrical connectivity to automatically recognize what objects users are touching and launch specific contextual applications to help support the task at hand.
September 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
James Rondinelli—assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University and ACerS member and awardee—and his research team are on a hunt for a rare and elusive creature: multiferroics.