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.
October 28th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have devised a way to improve the ubiquitous steel by protecting its surface from fouling and corrosion—and it involves ceramics.
September 30th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Germany’s Freiberg University of Mining and Technology have figured out that they don’t have to dig up the earth to extract the semiconductor germanium—they can make plants do the work for them.