November 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed a new touchscreen material from graphene and silver nanowires that offers several improvements over the industry standard, indium tin oxide, and could enable smartphone screens that aren’t composed entirely of glass.
November 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha
Molybdenum ditelluride could bring optical communication onto silicon chips, 3-D printer makes first wearable 'battery', and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 1, 2017.
October 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha
There’s some interesting science behind Hollywood’s many renditions of fake blood. And ceramics even helped some of the earliest horror film directors achieve the perfect consistency to fake out—and freak out—moviegoers.
October 27th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
In a new clinical trial, scientists have shown that nanodiamonds mixed with gutta percha, a dental filling, can prevent bacterial infection after a root canal. The results represent a key milestone for the nanodiamond field and nanomedicine in general.
October 26th, 2017 | by April Gocha
An article published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society has scored the current top-ranking position in Web of Science standings of all articles published in the Materials Science Ceramics category in the past ten years.
October 25th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
An 11-year-old recently earned the distinction of America's Top Young Scientist along with a $25,000 prize when she created a device that detects lead in water. The device incorporates carbon nanotubes and pairs with a mobile app to immediately provide water quality data.
October 25th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene, novel process facilitates production of high-voltage lithium-ion cathodes, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 25, 2017.
October 24th, 2017 | by April Gocha
New research shows that sea sponges use an internal protein filament to catalyze silica deposition, ultimately determining the shape of their uniquely structured glass spicules.
October 24th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers built the first ceramic pump that can transfer liquid metals up to 1,673 Kelvin (2,552ºF). The pump could be used for renewable energy storage, producing hydrogen from methane without releasing CO2, and to develop new types of batteries.
October 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha
According to a new analysis by researchers at MIT, University of California Berkeley, and Rochester Institute of Technology, adequate supply of critical lithium-ion battery materials lithium, cobalt, manganese, graphite, and nickel should not disrupt battery production, at least in the short term.