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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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March for Science set to mobilize scientists worldwide and emphasize role of science in public policy

By April Gocha / April 18, 2017

The March for Science is set for this upcoming Saturday, April 22, in Washington, D.C., and some 400 other cities around the world, in which scientists and science supporters will converge for a rally to display their support for the role of science in society and its place in public policy.

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Business investment in materials science education is investment in future

By Faye Oney / February 17, 2017

Supporting materials science education is a worthwhile investment for businesses in the science industry. The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation provides an affordable way for companies to sponsor high school science curriculums at the local level with its Materials Science Classroom Kits.

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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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Glass spheres form powerful and inexpensive cell phone microscope you can 3D print at home

By Jessica McMathis / September 26, 2014

A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory team has developed a method that marries glass beads and 3D printing to transform your smart (or dumb) phone into a portable high-powered, high-quality microscope.

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Video: How the elements got their names

By April Gocha / March 14, 2014

Joe Hanson, host of the PBS series “It’s Okay to Be Smart,” rhymes through the names behind elements of the Periodic Table.

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