Latest Ceramic engineering Stories

2012-02-14 11:52:22

As a result of a joint intensive work of several groups from five different countries, including Basque Country, a new wide class of topological insulators –materials that are insulators  in the bulk but conductors at the surface– with technologically very promising properties has been discovered. Topological insulators, first observed in 2007, are materials that, while being an insulator inside or in the bulk, behave as metals at the surface. Their unique properties can...

2012-01-05 13:21:58

Chemists of Jena University develop novel glass ceramics for dentistry The hardest substance in the human body is moved by its strongest muscles: When we heartily bite into an apple or a schnitzel, enormous strengths are working on the surface of our teeth. "What the natural tooth enamel has to endure also goes for dentures, inlays or bridges", glass chemist Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Rüssel of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) says. After all, these are worn as...

2011-12-06 08:00:00

Novamed Ceramisys Limited announced today that the new Orbtexâ“ž¢ bio-ceramic orbital implant has received FDA 510(k) clearance for marketing in the US. Dundee, Scotland (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 Ceramisys Ltd. has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its new bio-inert, ceramic orbital implant, Orbtexâ“ž¢, for use by specialist Ophthalmologists performing enucleation and evisceration procedures, typically for patients that have...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'