periodic table Archives | The American Ceramic Society

periodic table

Posts of (recent) yore: Lisa’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts from 2018

By Lisa McDonald / December 26, 2018

3D-printed housing communities, cutting ‘gummy’ metals, and the science of Stan Lee make Lisa’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2018.

Read More
Vilas Pol

Video: Watch this professor break world record for assembling periodic table in under nine minutes

By Faye Oney / September 19, 2018

Without looking, do you know where each element lies on the periodic table? A chemical engineering professor just set a Guinness World Record for placing each element in its proper spot on the periodic table. Watch this time-lapse video to see how he did it.

Read More

Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / August 1, 2018

A new periodic table for nanomaterials, Sandia Labs celebrates 40th anniversary, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 1, 2018.

Read More

It’s elemental: Science and stories of gallium and the Periodic Table

By April Gocha / February 2, 2018

Gallium is an interesting and incredibly useful element with a storied history—watch this short video from ACS Reactions to learn more about this interesting element, and some of the history of the Periodic Table itself.

Read More

Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 15, 2016

Nanoparticles dance, concentrating solar power, four new elements named, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 15, 2016.

Read More

Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 30, 2016

Nanocrystal self-assembly, LED lights grow crops in space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 30, 2016.

Read More

Video: Here’s how the periodic table got its four new elements

By Stephanie Liverani / January 20, 2016

The Joint Working Party for the Discovery of New Elements has confirmed the discovery of four new elements that finally complete the table’s seventh row. But this news might not be as groundbreaking as the media buzz makes it seem…

Read More

Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 22, 2015

Californium’s new trick, liquid crystal bubbles in space, poison dart frogs inspire plane deicers, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 22, 2015.

Read More

Radioactive ceramics: Unearthing rare earths reveals heavy environmental impact of today’s tech

By April Gocha / April 21, 2015

A group of architects, designers, writers, reporters, and thinkers called the Unknown Fields Division have traveled the world and are now pulling back the curtain to show the toxic story lurking behind rare earth production.

Read More

O Christmas tree: Tinsel’s evolution and tree authenticity pros and cons

By April Gocha / December 19, 2014

Whether you decorate your Christmas tree with tinsel or not, there’s perhaps a more debated question looming—real or artificial? April breaks it down in classic fashion—a pros and cons list.

Read More