June 13th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of scientists from Oak Ridge National Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and Eck Industries has developed a new super-strong aluminum alloy that incorporates cerium—and it just may be able to restart mining of rare-earth elements in the United States.
May 27th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ceradyne awarded body armor contract, mirrors blamed for fire at massive solar plant, China's cement and glass firms gaining ground, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for May 27, 2016.
May 4th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Research Institute of Materials Science, South China University of Technology (Guangdong, China) are developing a different kind of motor—one that’s not fossil fuel-reliant and can actually help clean up pollution, not contribute to it
March 29th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
While gadgets that boost smartphone battery life help widen the gap between power cord wall sits, it’s not a solution to total wireless recharging on the go. But thanks to materials science, our power chargers for smartphones and other wearable tech might be sewn right into our pants someday.
November 13th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Inside CoorsTek, Saxon sues Apple, China unveils its own jetliner, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 13, 2015.
July 31st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Blasch introduces abrasion-resistant products, Precision Castparts expands into ceramic composites, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 31, 2015.
July 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Zhangjiajie National Park in China will soon be home to the world’s tallest and longest glass pedestrian bridge. The superlative achievement hovers 300 meters (984 feet) over a cavernous drop and stretches 430 meters (1,410 feet) long and 6 meters (20 feet) wide.
July 17th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Global glass suppliers bet on China, Gorilla Glass gets thin for Meizu, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 17, 2015.
July 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Logan Clay celebrates 125 years, Molycorp restructures to deal with debt, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 10, 2015.
June 16th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Biolantánidos is pioneering a patent-pending process of extracting rare earths from clay using a tank-leaching process with biodegradable chemicals. And the company is betting big that companies will pay a premium for the ability to offer cutting-edge technology with a clear environmental conscious.