May 18th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The June/July 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. You’ll find stories about how ancient concrete is providing insights into new durable concrete, perspectives from students, and much more.
May 2nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Ceramics Expo 2018 officially kicked off on Tuesday with a discussion and overview of the advanced ceramic and glass industry, challenges for research and manufacturing, and areas for future growth.
March 23rd, 2018 | by April Gocha
The U.S. Senate just approved a $1.3 trillion spending package that significantly increases funding for research—the plan increases R&D funding by 12.8% over 2017 figures, the largest increases to research spending in nearly a decade.
January 12th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
President Trump recently signed an executive order to explore new sources of 23 critical minerals in the U.S. The directive could spur domestic production of critical minerals, including rare-earth elements, and lessen U.S. dependence on imported minerals.
December 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha
A new and updated Composite Materials Handbook Volume 5: Ceramic Matrix Composites adds important data and reference materials for ceramic matrix composite materials, including sections describing ceramic matrix composite materials/processing, design/analysis guidelines, testing procedures, and data analysis and acceptance.
December 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha
One of the missions of the World Materials Research Institutes Forum is development and dissemination of the ten most prominent trends and challenges in materials science and engineering needed for future economic, environmental, and social needs.
October 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha
There’s a looming sand scarcity that’s being hidden by the mirage of endless sand supply, according to the authors of a new perspective article published in Science. According to their research, sand scarcity is such an imminent threat that we now need to develop a global sand governance strategy.
September 15th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
The two-year moratorium on the 2.3% medical device excise tax expires on December 31, 2017. If lawmakers repeal the tax in the next few months, it could spur research and development plus job growth in the medical device industry.
August 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha
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
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.