December 5th, 2017 | by April Gocha
An interdisciplinary group of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have harnessed intense computation, data, and modeling power to determine how disordered solids fail, an understanding that could help engineer custom materials, such as glass that is less likely to break.
January 24th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Brown University have taken a closer look at the orange puffball sea sponge's silica spicules and found that they, too, have evolved a precisely engineered design that provides the structures with maximal strength.
May 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Kyocera breaks ground on ceramic manufacturing facility, Corning to acquire Alliance Fiber Optic Products, and other ceramic and glass business news of the week for May 6, 2016.
March 24th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology may be on to something that can help with better monitoring of ceramic capacitors—they have devised a new nondestructive method that may be able to detect cracks in materials before they lead to device failure.
December 8th, 2015 | by April Gocha
Manufacturing leaders spill, doping thermoelectric materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 8, 2015.
July 1st, 2015 | by April Gocha
Speeding materials development, structural origins of glass transition, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 1, 2015.
June 23rd, 2015 | by April Gocha
Dilatometry moves beyond thermal expansion, X-rays reveal secrets, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 23, 2015.
January 27th, 2015 | by April Gocha
It’s a wrap: ACerS Electronic Materials and Applications 2015 closed the book on its sixth successful meeting in Orlando last week. Click through for April's final report (again, with photos!) from Florida
December 30th, 2014 | by April Gocha
Molybdenum disulfide gets some understanding, how glassy materials fail, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 30, 2014.
December 24th, 2014 | by April Gocha
Science of Cinderella's glass slippers, smart self-tinting and self-powered windows, Gorilla Glass for sensitive sensors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 24, 2014.