January 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Rice University scientists say they have developed a derivative of asphalt—asphalt-porous carbon (A-PC)—that can soak up 114% of its weight in CO2 and is much cheaper than any other carbon capture alternative available.
December 30th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
When you think about it, there aren't too many foods that we want to change states of matter while we're eating them. But chocolate is one delightful exception—we deeply appreciate chocolate’s transformation from solid to gooey liquid.
December 29th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Because it's that time of year, and because it's worth remembering—associate editor Jessica shares her top five posts, people, and moments from 2014.
December 19th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Whether you decorate your Christmas tree with tinsel or not, there’s perhaps a more debated question looming—real or artificial? April breaks it down in classic fashion—a pros and cons list.
December 12th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
CoorsTek to acquire Japanese ceramics manufacturer, Purdue and GE form advanced manufacturing collaboration, prices to increase for raw materials, ceramic proppant plant to close, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 12, 2014.
November 25th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
We’ll leave buying sweaters, snuggies, and sneakers up to you, but when it comes to a professional purchase for your job, company, or career, we’d like to help.
November 18th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Algae are biofuel powerhouses, and while challenging, scientists estimate that it is within the realm of possibility to scale algae production high enough to meet many of the energy demands of a growing population.
November 12th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Better catalysts for hydrogen generators, silicon shovels dig for rare earths, direct writing diamond patterns, Kevlar-based electronics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 12, 2014.
November 11th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Peanut butter lovers rejoice: PB diamonds are happening, thanks to the work of Dan Frost, scientist at Germany's Bayerisches Geoinstitut.
November 5th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research into a rare form of silica, stishovite, shows that the metastable material gets tough by a unique mechanism—transitioning from a crystalline to amorphous structure.