Materials Genome Initiative updates strategic plan

By Eileen De Guire / December 10, 2021

In November 2021, the National Science and Technology Council subcommittee marked the 10th anniversary of the Materials Genome Initiative by issuing a new, comprehensive five-year strategic plan for the MGI. Learn more about the new plan in today’s CTT.

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Video: History of vintage ceramic Christmas trees

By Lisa McDonald / December 8, 2021

Looking for ways to spruce up your holiday decorations? Learn the history behind the vintage ceramic Christmas trees of the mid-20th century and things to consider when purchasing one of your own.

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Video: Floating solar projects around the world

By Lisa McDonald / December 1, 2021

While Japan and China lead the market for floating solar parks, more countries are investing in this technology. Today’s CTT highlights several recent floating solar projects around the world, as well as a few floating wind projects.

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Materials for cleansing and beauty: A review on the use of calcium phosphates in cosmetics

By Lisa McDonald / November 30, 2021

There are many applications for calcium phosphate in the medical field. Recently, the cosmetics industry has taken an interest in this mineral family as well, and a new open-access paper reviews what the industry has used calcium phosphate for so far.

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Game-changers: Ceramic and glass materials in sports, plus more inside December 2021 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / November 19, 2021

The December 2021 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring an overview of ceramic and glass materials in sports—is now available online. Plus—new C&GM and ceramicSOURCE 2022.

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Video: The ceramic swallows of Portugal

By Lisa McDonald / November 17, 2021

Swallows have appeared in cultures throughout history as symbols of hope and good luck. The ceramic swallows of Portugal offer a look at a culture that embraces swallow symbolism.

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Video: The science of Squid Game—tempered versus regular glass

By Lisa McDonald / November 3, 2021

In the hit show Squid Game, one game requires players to hop across a bridge made of regular and tempered glass panels. One player claims he can tell the difference between the panels, but do his techniques hold up in reality?

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Video: Celebrating Hispanic scientists during National Hispanic Heritage Month

By Lisa McDonald / October 13, 2021

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which ends this Friday October 15, we take a look at a few Hispanic scientists whose research has made a big impact on today’s world.

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New wiki on ceramics processing—ready to join us?

By Lisa McDonald / September 21, 2021

To date, there are few textbooks that cover the topic of ceramic processing well. A new wiki initiated by ACerS members Olivier Guillon and Wolfgang Rheinheimer provides a platform for practical articles to help anybody working on ceramics to set up their lab.

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Video: National Park Service celebrates 105 years

By Lisa McDonald / August 25, 2021

Today, August 25, is the 105th anniversary of the National Park Service. Learn about the history of this federal agency, the types of sites it manages, and how it is dealing with overcrowded parks this summer.

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