March 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research reveals that tardigrades encode a specific set of proteins that allow the animals’ insides to undergo vitrification, using glassy materials to prevent cellular damage that would otherwise occur when the animals desiccate.
March 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Rice University researchers have developed an inexpensive electrochromic glass—by sandwiching readily available, color-changing hydrocarbon molecules in between two panes of conductive glass, the researchers have created a chameleon-like window with a wider range of color choices than ever before.
March 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Watch this short video from glassBYTES.com to find out what glass trends were on the show floor at last month’s auto show in Washington, D.C.
February 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Using the power of a supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas Austin, a Georgia Tech professor of mechanical engineering is going to save the world—and glass is going to play a central role.
January 24th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
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.
January 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Court rules in favor of CoorsTek Medical in ceramic hip implant lawsuit, Deloitte study finds that Manufacturing USA spurs R&D innovation, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for January 20, 2017.
January 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
In this video, Chinese glass manufacturer Penglai Industrial Corp. Ltd. opens its plant doors to show us how it manufactures glass bottles.
January 9th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (JNCS) is now accepting nominations for the W.H. Zachariasen Award, an early-career honor that recognizes excellence in research and JNCS publication in the field of amorphous materials.
January 6th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Just as in 2015 and 2016, I’m going to peer into my crystal ball and make some predictions about what will be big in the materials science world in the coming year.
January 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Glass and ceramic materials are enabling technologies that make a ton of today’s tech possible, even though the materials’ role in these products is often overlooked.