May 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The June/July 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. This special double issue is all about building a better world, from highlighting the activities of the next generation to the future of smartphones and antimicrobial surfaces.
April 14th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A Rutgers University research team has created a powerful and more efficient way to cool those tiny chips in computer devices using a combination of graphene and boron nitride.
April 4th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
The United States is becoming vulnerable to China's dominance of rare-earth materials. The Critical Materials Institute, with a grant from the DOE, works to reduce U.S. dependence on China for rare earths.
November 1st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Lithium-ion batteries are necessary for next-generation consumer electronics to compete with market demands for longer battery life and unsurpassed power. And researchers are focusing on making these power sources safer and better for the environment.
September 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Drexel University and Korea Institute of Science & Technology are working together to develop new materials into incredibly thin and lightweight films than can more effectively block electromagnetic radiation.
August 24th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
University of Washington researchers have a new channel of communication that allows devices like brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards, and even smaller wearables to talk directly to devices like smartphones and watches using wireless internet connectivity.
July 27th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Corning unveiled the next generation of tough with Gorilla Glass 5, which “touts dramatically improved drop performance compared with competitive glass designs and earlier versions of Gorilla Glass,” according to Corning’s website.
June 10th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed what they say is an ideal electrode structure composed of graphene and layers of titanium dioxide and conducting polymers that could lead to highly efficient, flexible consumer electronics.
October 28th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Smarter alternatives to improving how we augment our eyesight could be in view. A researcher at the University of Leeds in the U.K. is working on a “new eye lens, made from the same material found in smartphone and TV screens, which could restore long-sightedness in older people,” according to a recent University of Leeds article
August 11th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to Patently Apple, Apple has filed a new(ish) patent for a ceramic component casting method to manufacture harder zirconia ceramics.