December 15th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
The Glass of Wine is a new book that takes you through the entire wine experience—focusing on winemaking, glass, and the science and technology behind the process of making both.
December 13th, 2017 | by April Gocha
The melting point of a solid is the temperature at which the solid transforms into a liquid—but is it possible to lose structural rigidity without a change in temperature? Engineer and YouTuber Mark Rober has filled his hot tub with sand to give us the answer.
December 8th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy, academia, and business has resulted in the discovery of high concentrations of rare-earth elements in several U.S. coal basins. The success of this discovery could eventually reduce the U.S.'s dependence on imported rare earths.
December 1st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A research duo has developed a system for converting CO2 emissions from power plants into fuel for cars, trucks, and planes. Their process could also provide an additional revenue stream to offset costs.
November 29th, 2017 | by April Gocha
On earth, most perovskite structures are found within the planet’s mantle, and they’re found in high abundance—perovskites make up 93% of the lower mantle’s mass and 38% of earth’s total mass, according to a recent Science Magazine video.
October 31st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A collaboration between Battelle and Rare Earth Salts is one of several DOE projects to revive rare earth production in the U.S. Researchers are working to extract rare-earth elements from coal fly ash—which could also provide a boost to the coal industry.
October 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha
There’s some interesting science behind Hollywood’s many renditions of fake blood. And ceramics even helped some of the earliest horror film directors achieve the perfect consistency to fake out—and freak out—moviegoers.
October 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha
According to a new analysis by researchers at MIT, University of California Berkeley, and Rochester Institute of Technology, adequate supply of critical lithium-ion battery materials lithium, cobalt, manganese, graphite, and nickel should not disrupt battery production, at least in the short term.
October 20th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Ending the debate as to whether glass is a solid or a liquid, glass research duo Edgar Zanotto and John Mauro have proposed a new definition—describing a non-crystalline state of matter that continually relaxes toward the liquid state.
October 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha
The automotive industry is speeding toward an electric car future. Beyond the drivers influencing these changes, there are some important factors that are actually enabling this shift to take place—and at their heart is materials science and engineering.