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Superhero science: UC Davis professor Ricardo Castro brings superheroes to reality with materials science

By April Gocha / December 1, 2015

UC Davis professor Ricardo Castro’s “Science of Superheroes” undergraduate course, born from a childhood love of comic books, is capitalizing on pop culture to communicate enthusiasm in materials science to young students.

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Connect with ACerS online for cutting-edge content when you want it, how you want it

By Stephanie Liverani / September 8, 2015

How do you connect with ACerS online? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube for all the latest news from the ceramics and glass world and beyond.

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Social media stereotypes? Study identifies four types of users among academics and researchers

By Jessica McMathis / May 26, 2014

A study of academics and researchers from German universities and the Association’s research institutions has pinpointed four types of social media users in research and academia.

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To tweet or retreat? Survey shows researchers aren’t tapping in to social media’s powers of dissemination

By Jessica McMathis / April 22, 2014

A new paper by a Michigan State University (MSU) researcher suggests that university scholars have all-but-ignored social networks in distributing scientific findings and connecting with their tweet-happy, tech-savvy students.

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Thumbs up? Solar-powered drone maker could be worth $60 million to Facebook (with video)

By Jessica McMathis / March 18, 2014

If reports of Titan Aerospace’s acquisition by Facebook are true, the solar-powered drone company is about to acquire 60 million new friends.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / July 23, 2013

  Iron oxide provides foundation for nanotubes in NASA’s ‘super-black’ optical absorber NASA has achieved yet another milestone in its quest to advance an emerging nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size. John Hagopian, an optics engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and his team can…

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MIT Tech Review’s top 10 emerging technologies

By Eileen De Guire / May 8, 2012

Semprius (Durham, N.C.) was named one the MIT Tech Review‘s top ten emerging technologies. The company uses glass lenses to concentrate light over gallium arsenide photovoltaic cells to gain energy conversion efficiencies as high as 34 percent. Credit: Semprius. Last week the editors of MIT’s Technology Review released their annual list of what they see…

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Hopping on the social media bandwagon

By / January 15, 2010

Don’t miss a single update! The American Ceramic Society/Ceramic Tech Today have joined forces with Twitter and Facebook to bring you instant news and updates. Follow ACerSNews on Twitter by clicking here. Become a fan on Facebook here.

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