April 6th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Is rice ash the key to 'greener' silica production? ACerS member Richard Laine, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, explains his new clean, cost-efficient method for large-scale manufacture of silica.
March 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California Los Angeles has devised a proof-of-concept that shows it’s possible to capture carbon dioxide emissions and convert them into a concrete alternative that can be 3-D printed—a material the researchers are calling CO2NCRETE.
February 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology scientists have turned to 3-D laser lithography to build the world's smallest microlattice structures. But while this method is great at fabricating intricate, precise, and tiny structures, it has just one small problem—it cannot go small enough.
February 1st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Materials science company Lucideon has developed a new strategy that can prevent drug abusers from using dangerous methods to get high—the company’s ceramic pills are much more structurally robust than traditional pharmaceuticals, making them very difficult to crush or to dissolve into alcohol or other solvents.
January 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at University of California Los Angeles and Missouri University of Science & Technology have developed a new super-strong yet super-lightweight metal nanocomposite—a metal that owes its surprising strength to ceramic nanoparticles.
January 17th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers and ACerS members from Lehigh University and the University of Colorado have teamed up to decrease the amount of energy needed for glass-forming, an important process by which glass products take shape
January 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
University of Michigan researcher and ACerS member Richard Laine is pioneering a new approach to reduce, reuse, and recycle—his technique for production of high-purity silica reduces energy consumption while simultaneously utilizing agricultural waste.
November 25th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
This Thanksgiving, what will you be thankful for in between bites of the food heaped up on your 4,500-calorie plate?
November 17th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Japanese company Spiber has joined forces with high-performance sportswear outfitter The North Face to create a parka made from genetically engineered spider silk fiber—the first garment of its kind.
November 6th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
There are so many reasons to attend the 40th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites Jan. 24–29, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Check out what people are saying about why they love this conference.