Video: Capturing virus in glass

By Lisa McDonald / March 25, 2020

Since 2004, British artist Luke Jerram has created glass sculptures depicting various well-known viruses, including AIDS and smallpox. He now has created a glass version of the novel coronavirus as well.

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Modeling murder—Weibull statistics bring new insights to violent mortality rates of Roman emperors

By Lisa McDonald / January 24, 2020

Weibull distribution is widely used in reliability engineering to mathematically describe time-to-failure of materials. A recent paper shows this distribution describes another type of “failure” remarkably well—time-to-violent-death of Roman emperors.

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Porcelain enamel in history: The all-ceramic homes of World War II

By April Gocha / November 26, 2019

Porcelain enamel is found in various products, places, and applications in modern homes, but at one point in history, it looked like houses would be made entirely of this material. Learn the history of the Lustron homes that served as a quick and low-cost solution to the post-World War II housing crisis.

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Expand your impact—ensuring your science reaches the right audience

By Jonathon Foreman / November 19, 2019

Research has impact when it can bring about changes to behaviors, ideally for the benefit of society. Make sure your science reaches the right audience by using the tips in this article.

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Be the master of your publishing experience

By Jonathon Foreman / November 5, 2019

Looking for tips on writing journal articles and navigating the peer review process? Two recent items—a webinar and a blog post—offer good advice, and best of all, they are both free!

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Video: Grow a glass pumpkin for Halloween

By Lisa McDonald / October 30, 2019

Want a pumpkin that lasts beyond Halloween? Glass pumpkins are a staple at fall festivities. Take a look at how they are made and see what it takes to create a 70-pound pumpkin!

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Video: Celebrate National Nano Day with 100 billion nanometer dash

By Lisa McDonald / October 9, 2019

October 9 is National Nanotechnology Day! Learn about the National Nanotechnology Initiative, a federal research and development initiative to further nanotechnology, and see how different organizations are celebrating Nano Day.

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Open science, open access, Projekt DEAL, and IJCES

By Jonathon Foreman / August 20, 2019

Open science and open access are posed to drastically change the scholarly publishing landscape in coming years. Learn about the different types of OA and what ACerS is doing to support the model.

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Sound science and engineering at all stages of research

By Jonathon Foreman / August 9, 2019

Sound science and engineering occur at all stages of the research process—a fact evident in ACerS journals. See how ACerS promotes sound science throughout the research process in two recent articles published in two ACerS journals.

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Video: Knit yourself a robot

By Lisa McDonald / May 29, 2019

To engage non-engineers in the creation of robots, researchers at Cornell University created Blossom, an expressive and inexpensive robot platform that can be made from a kit and creatively outfitted with handcrafted materials.

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