June 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
MIT scientists recently reported that a novel laser-based spectroscopy technique can sensitively detect small imperfections in materials, opening new possibilities for monitoring irradiated materials in place in real time.
June 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
New atomistic simulations by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and Oak Ridge National Lab are revealing that irradiated materials are even more disordered that previously thought—calling into question the safety of vitrified nuclear waste.
January 6th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
It may be a new year, but the buzz surrounding graphene and its potential across many applications continues to percolate. Check out the latest research from The University of Manchester in England, including a video that breaks down the magic of this versatile material.
May 7th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The majority of the nation’s federally-funded R&D centers slashed spending in fiscal year 2013 by more than $1 billion over the previous year.
March 23rd, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Attracting, inspiring, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals starts with getting students engaged. At ACerS, that means getting students involved with the Society on the local, national, and international levels early and often.
March 19th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
A working group of 30-plus academic and business leaders organized by the New York Stem Cell Foundation has put forth seven strategies to address financial support, psychological and cultural issues, and collaborative and international initiatives they believe will advance women in an often imbalanced STEM landscape.
March 17th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research from a team of scientists at University of California, Davis and Los Alamos National Lab is providing important insight into how nanomaterials behave under irradiation, a finding that may help significantly extend the life of nuclear fuels.
February 17th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Engineers Week 2015, February 22–28, is an opportunity to reinforce our commitment to promoting the impact of ceramic and glass materials, as well as the people who work with them.
February 14th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
When it comes to budget time, every one is a winner—that is, until they’re not. For now, that means big wins for science and technology in President Barack Obama’s proposed $2.63-trillion Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
February 10th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Americans think that our country’s achievements and advancements in science are tops—but when it comes to their views on top issues like climate change and nuclear power, their perceptions differ from the views of scientists, says a new report from the Pew Research Center.