February 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
By studying how fish scales deform, interact, and fracture, scientists at McGill University have uncovered mechanisms to translate that flexible strength into principles to engineer puncture-resistant gloves that can maintain dexterity while protecting workers with superior appendage protection.
February 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A collaboration of researchers from Purdue University and beyond is using a $3 million grant to take an up close look at flash sintering in a massive effort to broaden applications of the technique.
February 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Using the power of a supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas Austin, a Georgia Tech professor of mechanical engineering is going to save the world—and glass is going to play a central role.
February 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Additive manufacturing company Stratasys and unmanned aerial vehicle systems manufacturing specialist Aurora Flight Sciences have teamed to fabricate something light, fast, and revolutionary—the first jet-powered, 3-D printed drone aircraft.
January 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.) have figured out the key to building strong yet light 3-D structures from graphene.
January 6th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Just as in 2015 and 2016, I’m going to peer into my crystal ball and make some predictions about what will be big in the materials science world in the coming year.
December 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
While big data has a familiar role in research, that’s not the only place for potential—because analysis of big data offers the ability to comprehensively assess many nuanced variables at once, it’s particularly well suited for complex processes such as manufacturing.
October 19th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Yihui Zhang, a researcher from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, developed a 2-D to 3-D model solution to help engineers better fabricate shapes at a microscopic scale.
September 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Drexel University report on their studies of MAX phase ceramics that describe a completely new observation of how materials deform—a finding with broad implications for various other kinds of layered materials.
September 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a new method for characterizing materials that can more accurately predict crystallographic structures.