February 2nd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
A project at Ohio State University is testing a new tool that resembles a tree-like structure for harvesting energy that uses vibrations from wind, traffic on a bridge, and even seismic activity to generate power.
January 12th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Tech trends for 2016 seem focused on evolutionary rather than revolutionary. With that in mind, Apple released a new smartphone case that promises to extend battery life—but form may have been sacrificed for function.
April 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
ACerS corporate members gathered near Society headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, last Thursday for invaluable networking, lunching, and learning.
October 10th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A team from Ohio State University has developed a hybrid solar cell-rechargeable battery—the world's first—that cuts the cost of renewable energy and increases solar energy efficiency.
October 3rd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
New research suggests that, despite fears to the contrary, the residual treatment water used in hydraulic fracturing poses no serious risk to surrounding supplies of water. But does that mean fracking is safe? Not so fast, says a team of environmental scientists.
April 19th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A new study indicates that university research is more than fodder for headlines—rather, it’s a “key component of the US economic ecosystem.”
October 11th, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
Pop quiz! Can you think of a materials science application for these terms: thermal processing, dielectric properties, electrostatic and nonelectrostatic …
September 16th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
Other materials stories that may be of interest
August 9th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
Researchers at The Ohio State University, Columbus, have developed a simple, affordable technique for creating oxide nanowires they say can …
August 1st, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
Students from Ohio State’s Materials Science and Engineering program and ACerS PCSA demonstrate how well space shuttle tiles (don’t) conduct …