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.
October 24th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
GE's new ceramic matrix composite factory opens, Du-Co does mullite, PPG designing jet windshields, Morgan offers sapphire, US Silica named to Forbes list, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 24, 2014.
October 2nd, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
The latest discovery from James Tour's research group at Rice University details the development of graphene-based catalysts, born from coal, to replace more-expensive and less-efficient platinum catalysts in fuel cells of the future.
September 23rd, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
A student team from the University of Houston is working to help supply the United States’ own rare earth stream by commercializing a novel and proprietary method to recycle rare earths neodymium and dysprosium from waste electronics.
September 18th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
A video from the American Chemical Society Reactions series explains some of the components inside smartphones—including how ceramics help make all that sweet technology possible.
September 12th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ceramics and glass business news of the week for September 12, 2014.
September 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 10, 2014.