Ceramic Tech Today

Video: Celebrating Nuclear Science Week

By Lisa McDonald / October 21, 2020

This week is Nuclear Science Week! Celebrate the contributions that nuclear science makes to energy, space, and healthcare fields through videos and virtual events coordinated by the Nuclear Science Week national steering committee.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 21, 2020

Diamond-studded silk wound dressing, ultrafast fiber laser, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 21, 2020.

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Bioresorbable glass sensors: The future of medicine

By Jonathon Foreman / October 20, 2020

Bioresorbable glass sensors may offer a safe and convenient way to monitor patients for short periods. Two recent articles in an ACerS journal explore the properties and processing of bioactive glass for this unique application.

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Wouldn’t ewe know it—titanium-reinforced bioceramic implant induces cranial regrowth in sheep

By Lisa McDonald / October 16, 2020

In recent years, calcium phosphate ceramics are playing a bigger role in research on materials for cranioplasty grafts. Researchers from Sweden now showed the potential of a titanium-reinforced bioceramic containing several calcium phosphate phases to stimulate regeneration of bone in large cranial defects in sheep.

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Video: Toward an International Year of Glass

By Lisa McDonald / October 14, 2020

Since 1959, the General Assembly of the United Nations has designated specific years as United Nations International Years to acknowledged important fields of international endeavor and their contributions to society. Learn about a recent initiative spearheaded by the International Commission on Glass to have 2022 declared the International Year of Glass.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 14, 2020

Graphene microbubbles make perfect lenses, bioceramic implant induces cranial regrowth, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 14, 2020.

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Exploring effects of deep sea mining: Polymetallic nodule extraction may cause long-term reduction of carbon flow throughput

By Lisa McDonald / October 13, 2020

Deep sea mining is of great interest to mining companies, but scientists worry about the environmental impacts. A new study finds extraction of polymetallic nodules will likely reduce ecosystem functioning on at least decadal time scales.

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ACerS Needs Assessment Survey: Help us help you

By Lisa McDonald / October 9, 2020

The American Ceramic Society is conducting a Needs Assessment Survey to help us to best meet the needs of all ceramic and glass professionals and students. We urge you to provide your feedback by completing the survey before Tuesday, October 13. Feedback from both members and nonmembers is encouraged.

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National Nanotechnology Day: Recognizing pioneers in carbon nanostructure research

By Lisa McDonald / October 9, 2020

Today is National Nanotechnology Day! To celebrate, we recognize some of the pioneers in the field of carbon nanostructure research who received the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology over the past 20 years.

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Video: Plastic sand bricks offer affordable and sustainable housing in Kenya

By Lisa McDonald / October 7, 2020

Recycling plastic into bricks is an emerging industry in some developing countries that are looking to clean the environment while addressing affordable housing concerns. Gjenge Makers Ltd. in Kenya is one example of a company pursuing this production platform.

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