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Do you want to be cited? Search engine optimization can accelerate your career with minimal additional effort

By Jonathon Foreman / May 30, 2017

You can give yourself a leg up in the professional world by employing search engine optimization techniques while writing your manuscripts—simply focus on the most important keywords and place them into your manuscript strategically.

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Cultivating Mars colonization: 3-D printing method uses extraterrestrial soil to build biodegradable parts on site

By April Gocha / April 14, 2017

Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a technique to 3-D print soft rubber-like materials out of ink composed primarily of extraterrestrial soil. Using a biologically derived binder to hold the soil particles together, the team demonstrated that their unique method can 3-D print tools, building blocks, and other structures.

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Can materials science change the color of your clothes on a whim?

By April Gocha / November 22, 2016

A few weeks ago, a popular Australian online fashion retailer called Showpo posted a video on its Facebook page that seemed to debut a magically color-changing dress—but is such a dress really possible?

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 8, 2015

Google gets a metallurgist, new understanding of electronic phase separation, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 8, 2015.

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Five materials science wonders to watch in 2015

By April Gocha / December 30, 2014

Jessica and Eileen have already provided their reflections on the year that’s almost past and the new one that’s about to unfurl, and there’s just enough time for April to sneak in my perspective before the calendar flips to 2015.

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Twitter takes time, but pays off says study of scientists’ social media activity

By Jessica McMathis / November 30, 2014

A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that researchers are more often turning to venues like Twitter to share their work—and their social media activity is paying big dividends.

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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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California fried chicken? Super solar plant singes wings and blinds pilots with its 300,000-plus mirrors

By Jessica McMathis / May 12, 2014

The bright lights of Las Vegas have long lit up the desert. But a new solar power plant near the California-Nevada border—the largest on the planet—is providing new illumination in the midst of the Mojave.

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