January 18th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, collaborating with scientists at Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster and the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany, are experimenting with glass to help answer the very question of how it all began.
January 15th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the University of Oxford in England are studying the composition of spider web “signal threads” for inspiration when it comes to developing new advances in remote sensing technology.
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.
December 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
U.K. television show "The Great Pottery Throwdown" goes beyond entertaining at the potter’s wheel—the show also uses scientific experts to link traditional ceramics to the world of advanced ceramics. Included in the show’s cadre of experts is none other than ACerS President-elect Bill Lee.
December 9th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from North Carolina State University discovered a new phase of solid carbon that is harder than diamonds and can be formed at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure.
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?
September 30th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at Bolt Threads in Emeryville, Calif., have been working to develop a scalable way to create synthetic spider silk-like fibers by using genetic engineering. And thanks to $40 million in funding, they're close to delivering a solution.
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.
August 21st, 2015 | by Xin Su
Not all 3-D materials shrink under pressure—some rare ones actually expand, according to researchers at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
June 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
There’s a library on the 17th floor of a building near Rockefeller Center in New York City—but don't go there looking for your next summer read. Instead, you’ll find things like conductive glass, translucent cement, and aluminum foam. It’s called Material ConneXion, and it's one of the largest subscription-based materials libraries on the globe.