David Drake, commonly known as Dave the Potter, was an enslaved potter who is now one of the most famous names in Edgefield pottery. This CTT overviews Drake’s life and his legacy.
Read MoreResearch on ultrahigh-temperature ceramics (UHTCs) for hypersonic and space vehicle applications is gaining increased attention and funding. This CTT summarizes an open-access review paper on the measurement and enhancement of UHTCs coatings for radiation-cooled thermal protective systems.
Read MoreIn July 2023, researchers announced the creation of high-strength, lightweight glass nanolattices by coating DNA origami scaffolds with silica. Their new open-access paper, published in January 2024, describes the functionalization of these glass-coated scaffolds by infiltrating the nanolattice with metal and metal oxide particles.
Read MoreThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration remains firm in its guidance that titanium dioxide can be used as a food additive despite the European Commission’s decision to ban its use in 2022. In the past year, however, several U.S. state legislatures have introduced bills that would ban the use of TiO2 in food, as well as several other additives.
Read MoreDetermining the degree of carbonation in a concrete structure allows for timely maintenance to avoid catastrophic failure. Researchers led by the University of São Paulo’s Physics Institute developed a luminescent material that can indicate the degree of carbonation in concrete structures in a nondestructive manner.
Read MoreFragility is a key glass property that helps manufacturers optimize processing parameters during glass fabrication. Measuring fragility, though, is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process. Identifying structural parameters that correlate with fragility could make predicting this property easier, and a new study led by Corning researchers reveals a correlation with the medium-range atomic ring structure.
Read MoreIn response to global supply chain disruptions, many governments are implementing new programs to ensure continued and secure access to critical resources. Learn about some recent programs that were announced in the past few months.