August 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to a laboratory compositional analysis, the elemental recipe for a 129-g Apple iPhone includes about 24.1% aluminum, 15.4% carbon, 14.4% iron, and 14.5% oxygen by weight. And altogether, that pile of smartphone powder—ground from a $700 device—has a raw elemental value of about $1.03.
April 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The March for Science is set for this upcoming Saturday, April 22, in Washington, D.C., and some 400 other cities around the world, in which scientists and science supporters will converge for a rally to display their support for the role of science in society and its place in public policy.
April 4th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
The United States is becoming vulnerable to China's dominance of rare-earth materials. The Critical Materials Institute, with a grant from the DOE, works to reduce U.S. dependence on China for rare earths.
January 2nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
With over 50 standards on test methods, practices, guides, terminology, and specification for advanced ceramics under its jurisdiction, Committee C28 is proud to hold its first meetings of the year in conjunction with ACerS in January 2017.
November 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
To help manufacturers stay informed, ACerS recently added a Resources for manufacturers page to ceramics.org, which provides resources related to regulations that impact the manufacturing community and beyond.
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.
March 25th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) yesterday issued a ruling that lowers worksite exposure limits of respirable silica by half or more of current limits.
January 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
2016 marks the thirtieth year of the founding of ASTM Committee C28 on Advanced Ceramics. Committee C28 kicks off its anniversary year with a joint meeting with ACerS on Jan. 24, 2016, as part of the 40th Jubilee celebration of ICACC’16 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
June 18th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is gearing up to develop standards to reduce emissions from airplanes, according to a recent NY Times article. But what will that mean for ceramic matrix composites?
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.