March 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
NASA recently announced that it is spending $20 million to push supersonic jet travel back into commercial reality. The funding is going to a team led by Lockheed Martin for preliminary design work on a reimagined supersonic jet that could take to the skies by 2020.
January 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Chemists from Rice University in Houston, Texas, are turning up the heat on graphene. They've developed a graphene composite material to help heat surfaces and simplify ice removal.
January 7th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The sleek Ford GT supercar is shedding pounds as the first production vehicle to incorporate a windshield of thin-yet-strong Corning Gorilla Glass.
December 6th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at NASA have taken measurements of what happens in full-scale tests—in which the scientists injected actual volcanic ash into an operating jet engine—and will spend the next several months analyzing the experimental data.
November 18th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
While Local Motors' previous 3-D-printed car Strati was a prototype, the company has taken the concept one giant leap further—at this year’s SEMA show earlier this month, Local Motors debuted the LM3D Swim, its first attempt to enter 3-D printed cars into the mass production market.
November 3rd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
The ICACC'16 conference venue will be teeming with the latest research on advanced ceramics and composites—but there’s plenty more to learn about ceramic and glass materials beyond Daytona Beach.
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.
August 26th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
U.K.-based heat management specialist Zircotec is helping out the Bloodhound SSC team with some special ceramic solutions that will protect the car from extreme heat that will be generated during the car's rocket-powered run.
August 18th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Everything seems to be changing in the automotive world today—cars are getting lighter, smarter, and more efficient than ever before.
July 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Technische Universität Wien have developed a simple nanostructuring technique that can precisely control the electromagnetic behavior of glass–ceramic circuit boards.