April 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid in Spain have developed a new zirconium dioxide–tantalum ceramic–metal composite, or biocermet, with an unprecedented combination of high toughness, strength, damage tolerance, and fatigue resistance.
January 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers at Texas A&M University has developed a current-activated pressure-assisted infiltration method that can quickly and efficiently combine ceramics and metals into stable, high-performance cermet composites.
December 14th, 2016 | by Eileen De Guire
Trinity College researchers have mixed graphene with homemade "Silly Putty" to make a composite with extraordinary electromechanical response.
September 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) recently used its Big Additive Manufacturing Machine to shatter the Guinness world record for the largest 3-D-printed solid object.
August 31st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Reducing expensive metals for fuel cell reactions, new tandem cell is innovating solar, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 31, 2016.
May 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Imperial College London are making strides towards one day being able to fix cartilage with a new formulation of bioglass that bends and bounces.
April 12th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, say looking at defects could be key to ‘greener’ concrete production that will reduce concrete manufacturing's impact on climate change.
March 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Borosilicate glass fuels innovation, Faraday Future score patent, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 11, 2016.
October 27th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
No matter what your dental problem, science has you covered. Whether it's a better material for fillings, a replacement tooth altogether, or a whole new set of chompers, new research is delving deep into the science of materials for your mouth.
July 22nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ultrathin molecular nanowires, smart cap detects spoiled milk, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 22, 2015.