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Charting the future by mapping the past: Visualizing the evolution of ceramic research

By April Gocha / July 8, 2015

In a new paper published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, authors Sylvain Deville and Adam J. Stevenson provide a visual evolution of ceramics research through data mining of bibliographic records.

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Agree to disagree: Americans’ and US scientists’ views on science not-at-all yet somewhat the same

By Jessica McMathis / February 10, 2015

Americans think that our country’s achievements and advancements in science are tops—but when it comes to their views on top issues like climate change and nuclear power, their perceptions differ from the views of scientists, says a new report from the Pew Research Center.

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Batteries, silicon among five hottest fields in scientific research

By Jessica McMathis / December 18, 2014

If your work involves batteries or silicon, consider yourself among the members of the five hottest fields in scientific research.

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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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NSF-supported center to partner with industry in advancing, expanding materials research

By Jessica McMathis / March 11, 2014

The National Science Foundation is providing $830,000 for the creation of the a new Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics (CDP), which will be co-located at Penn State University and North Carolina State University.

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What are the ‘Grand Challenges’ for ceramic research?

By Eileen De Guire / March 20, 2012

Mario Affatigato from Coe College identified the interaction between glass and living matter as a grand challenge that can be addressed by the glass and ceramics research community. Credit: ACerS. What are the next “grand challenges” for ceramic materials research? What emerging research areas should the ceramic materials research community make its priority? What are…

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Top 25 institutions ranked for alternative energy research

By / July 3, 2009

Elsevier, publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, announced the results of its SciVal Spotlight Alternative Energy Research Leadership study. Analyzing the work of 3,000 research institutions world-wide, the study identifies the top 25 based on the number of alternative energy research papers produced in distinctive competencies (DCs). Highlights of the findings were shared in…

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Top “Pipeline Power” schools

By RussJordan / May 14, 2009

If you do a Google search of “top ten,” you get more than 90 million hits – from David Letterman, to New Year’s resolutions, to urinals (which is another ceramics story). The list I want to share with you here deals with the patent strength and research prowess of U.S. universities. I suppose there are…

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