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Video: Even an industrial steamroller can’t break this nearly indestructible ceramic

By April Gocha / October 4, 2017

There are many elements critical to today’s technology that are in danger of running out—and they’re the subject of a fascinating new BBC TV documentary called “Secrets of the Super Elements” hosted by Mark Miodownik.

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Video: Students get taste of materials science with close-up look at chocolate

By Stephanie Liverani / February 17, 2016

Beyond scarfing down bags of the sweet stuff, it’s the science behind chocolate that reels us in every time. So to all those materials science/chocoholics out there, you’ll want to check out this video from Johns Hopkins University about the hidden world of chocolate.

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New solar panel technology provides ‘clear’ cost-effective alternative to traditional photovoltaics

By Stephanie Liverani / November 24, 2015

Engineers at Michigan State University say there’s a ‘clear’ alternative to existing photovoltaic technology that can be retrofit to existing glass-covered buildings—and it’s scalable.

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Blueprint for STEM career success—WSU profiles ACerS Fellow Susmita Bose

By Stephanie Liverani / October 27, 2015

“Dream big, dream very high—without dreams, little will be achieved.” That’s what Susmita Bose, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Washington State University and ACerS Fellow, tells her students when it comes to ingenuity and achieving success, according to a recent WSU article.

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That’s a wrap—Final photoblog captures glory, action, and materials splendor of MS&T15

By April Gocha / October 8, 2015

That’s a wrap on another successful year of Materials Science & Technology—MS&T15 closes up at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (Columbus, Ohio) today. Check out some of the highlights in our final photoblog of the action.

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Scaling up: Three materials manufacturing trends to watch in honor of National Manufacturing Day

By Stephanie Liverani / October 2, 2015

Today, manufacturing companies and other organizations all over the country are expected to host about 400,000 people who want a first-hand look into U.S. manufacturing. And we’ve provided a roundup of the latest materials manufacturing trends we’ve covered at CTT.

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Countdown to MS&T15—Are you ready to #PinYourACerSPride?

By Stephanie Liverani / September 29, 2015

New this year, ACerS will be handing out free collectible buttons at choice lectures and events at MS&T15. Collect the buttons and #PinYourACerSPride to be entered to win daily prizes!

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W. David Kingery’s legacy in ceramics lives on in MIT ceramics and glass lab

By Stephanie Liverani / September 16, 2015

Dr. William David Kingery is still revered for his myriad contributions to the study of modern ceramics. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology materials science and engineering department reopened the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Laboratory in April and students have been busy at work in the new space ever since.

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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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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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