Art & Archaeology

DLMs, Fellows, and a materials who-who: Days 2 and 3 at MS&T14

By Jessica McMathis / October 15, 2014

Our photoblog provides a glimpse of the action at MS&T14, including the annual awards banquet, honoring the achievements of our members in service to society and the Society, as well as some fierce ceramics competition in the exhibit hall.

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Scientific glassblowing—Part science, part art, all awesome

By April Gocha / October 15, 2014

Ceramics and glass, perhaps more than any other material, have a happy home in the blurry area between art and science. And perhaps smack in the center of that group is scientific glassblowing—part science, part art, and all awesome.

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Ceramics turned electronics made beautiful

By Jessica McMathis / September 17, 2014

Ceramic artwork is beautiful—but ceramic materials can be just as pretty to look at, particularly when they are fashioned into pieces of art in their own right.

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4 lectures not to miss at MS&T14—Ceramics for innovation and sustainability

By Jessica McMathis / September 15, 2014

In the weeks leading up to Materials Science and Technology 2014, we preview four lectures not to miss. First up: Ceramics for Innovation and Sustainability.

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7,000-year-old copper awl reveals secret past of metallurgy in the Middle East

By Jessica McMathis / September 11, 2014

Researchers from the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the University of Haifa have found that the awl unearthed during a previous excavation at Tel Tsaf, located near the Jordan River, is one of the oldest metal objects found there to date.

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Trash to treasure: Organic bio-bricks made from mushrooms make for cooling (and cool-looking) construction

By Jessica McMathis / August 28, 2014

A new bio-brick installation that marries form with function shows that carbon-friendly construction components can also be award-winning works of art.

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Discover the material secrets of art with the September ACerS Bulletin—now online

By April Gocha / August 21, 2014

The September issue of the ACerS Bulletin is online—dig in to all the great content now!

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Next-gen biobatteries—How your next tattoo could use sweat to provide power

By April Gocha / August 15, 2014

New research presented at the recent ACS National Meeting shows that it’s possible to make wearable biobatteries that combine sensors embedded in temporary tattoos with power generators.

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3D-printed ceramics eat food waste to reduce, reuse, and recycle

By April Gocha / August 13, 2014

Designer and engineer Francesco Pacelli has pioneered a new use for spent coffee grounds—as a component of clay for 3D-printed ceramics.

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Open season: DOE plan provides public access to department-funded research

By Jessica McMathis / August 7, 2014

The Energy Department is taking steps toward a more open stream of information from the lab, introducing a new web directory that increases access to any publications or data derived from research funded by the DOE.

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