April 20th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have discovered that a solid aluminum oxide protection layer can deform like a liquid, possibly protecting metals from environmental elements. Their discovery could solve degradation problems that contribute to rust and corrosion.
April 19th, 2018 | by April Gocha
The May 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about how novel materials are overcoming limitations and opening new possibilities for glass optical fiber systems, beverage trends shaping the glass container industry, and much more—is now available online.
April 18th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Cost effective technique for mass production of high-quality graphene, superacids are good medicine for super thin semiconductors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 18, 2018.
April 17th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The 7th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC7) takes place June 17–21 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. With four plenary talks and 18 symposia topics, organizers expect nearly 1,500 attendees. Register before end of day April 17 to save up to $140.
April 17th, 2018 | by April Gocha
An international team of researchers has developed a feasible approach to add bioactivity to metallic biomedical implant surfaces, using electrophoretic deposition to form coatings comprised of oriented bioactive phosphate glass fibers.
April 11th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Many people lack adequate housing, but Icon, an Austin construction company, wants to change that. The company recently introduced a 3-D-printed concrete house that was printed in less than 24 hours at a fraction of the cost of an average home.
April 11th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Diverse metals mix it up in novel nanoparticles, world added far more solar than fossil fuel power generating capacity in 2017, glass is humankind’s most important material, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 11, 2018.
April 10th, 2018 | by April Gocha
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate recently announced that it is working together with HRL Laboratories to additively manufacture high-temperature ceramic materials that are well-suited for hypersonic aircraft.
April 6th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have broken the "3-D printed glass barrier" by developing a direct ink writing method to 3-D print optical glass that uses silica and silica titania from sol-gel.
April 5th, 2018 | by April Gocha
There’s been a video circling around online this past month of a Shaolin monk throwing a needle at a pane of glass, breaking the glass with its tiny point—but I have a gripe with the video and all the hype swirling around it.