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ACerS and Wiley offer free access to 40 journal articles through end of year

By Faye Oney / November 15, 2018

ACerS and Wiley are offering free access to 40 journal articles through December 31, 2018. Members always have free access, but if you are not a member, considering joining ACerS and take advantage of access to all four ACerS journals!

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Video: Solid Vibrations project 3-D-prints sound waves in ceramic pottery

By April Gocha / February 10, 2016

Artist Olivier van Herpt is harnessing the scientific power of audio in a new project experimenting with how sound intersects with a different medium: 3-D printed ceramics.

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Lego Ideas goes nanoscale to build interest in materials science and engineering

By April Gocha / August 19, 2015

Lego Ideas, the toy company’s platform for crowd-sourced ideas for new Lego sets, has ventured into the materials science and engineering world.

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Glass reacts to shifts in sun, wind to show that a window can be both beautiful and smart

By Jessica McMathis / October 28, 2014

Much like a kaleidoscope, Dutch designer Simon Heijdens’s smart window creates a glittering display of light that shifts based on the movement of sunlight and wind.

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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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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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Blurred lines—Art, science converge in identification of rare iron oxide in ancient Chinese ceramics

By Jessica McMathis / May 20, 2014

An international team of researchers have identified a rare iron oxide in ancient Chinese pottery, which could be critical in developing improved and inexpensive magnets for electronics.

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Nanostructure in BC-era Athenian pottery reveals decorating and firing innovations

By Eileen De Guire / June 28, 2013

  Optical images of a red-figure pottery fragment from Athens circa 700-500 BC. The black gloss results from a clay slip reaction to alternating oxidizing and reducing atmospheres during firing. Black gloss is shown in three regions: the relief line, the contour line, and the background. Credit: Walton, GCI; JACerS–Wiley. The first ceramic engineers were…

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Update, event rescheduled—MaterialsViews offers free webinar on scientific figure design

By / August 17, 2012

UPDATE: We just got word that the July 16 webinar has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. So, it’s not too late if you were on vacation or with us at ICC4 in Chicago. Registration is required, however, all July registrations will carry over. If you are not already registered, you…

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