November 18th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
After almost a year of research and development, engineers at Iowa State University are putting their taller concrete wind turbine towers to the test with plans to revolutionize how we harness wind power in the U.S.
October 2nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Tarmac, a U.K.-based sustainable building materials and solutions company, has pioneered a new permeable concrete that allows a ridiculous amount of water to flow right through its surface, preventing pooling and puddles.
September 22nd, 2015 | by Eileen De Guire
In a video tribute, former students of the late Hamlin Jennings remember how he taught them to conduct scientific inquiry and to think broadly and without prejudice
September 1st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new analysis—the first-ever look at artificial coastal infrastructure—shows that 14% of U.S. shorelines have been artificially hardened.
August 7th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Multiscale 3-D printing using cement-based materials was the focus of a National Science Foundation workshop held at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) July 16–17.
July 31st, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
ACerS’ Cements Division held their 6th Advances in Cement-based Materials meeting in Manhattan, Kan., July 20-22 and, by all accounts, it was a solid success. The meeting featured cutting-edge research, tutorials, and awards presentations.
July 13th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
The latest research to shed light on the ductility and durability of ancient concrete comes from geophysicists at the Stanford University, who discovered concrete-like rock deep within a dormant volcano in Italy they say could explain how ancient Romans invented the compound used to build structures like the Pantheon and Colosseum.
April 21st, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
According to research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, clay stands poised to save the world from environmental evils (a.k.a. greenhouses gases) and gets the job done “just as effectively as other materials.”
April 9th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Cool Brick designer and University of California, Berkeley assistant professor Ronald Rael is turning heads once more with Bloom—the “first and largest powder-based 3-D printed cement structure to date.”
March 31st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, along with colleagues at various other European institutions, are not only advocating on behalf of glass ionomer cement’s benefits, but also researching ways to make the material even better for dental work.