March 3rd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Scientists at ETH Zurich have discovered a way to create ceramic materials using cold sintering—which could someday replace huge energy-consuming kilns currently used to manufacture ceramics and cements.
February 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
What if—instead of redesigning individual materials to make them stronger, lighter, cheaper, and greener—we could rethink a single processing method to improve various different materials? Such a reality may be closer than you think.
January 25th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Technische Universität Wien have devised a method to mold flat, precisely designed concrete geometries and then inflate the hardened slabs off the ground to form 3-D concrete domes.
December 21st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Minnesota-based company Total Kustom has built a 3-D printer that can custom-print concrete into whole houses—even castles.
October 11th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at North Carolina State University developed a new "sensing skin" that can “detect cracks and other structural flaws that are invisible to the naked eye,” according to an NC State press release.
October 4th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Rice University researchers delved deeper into concrete’s inner workings to detail previously unexplored aspects that affect the energy required to manufacture the ubiquitous material and that could slash emissions.
August 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are taking a new approach to uncovering the formula for better concrete and invented a new type of concrete that can bend under pressure.
August 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Rice University researchers (Houston, Texas) want to know what makes concrete stronger and tougher. And after analyzing more than 600 computer models of concrete’s inner matrix, they determined that both voids and particles are key players in giving the material its remarkable qualities.
July 20th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
ACerS Cements Division held a successful meeting July 10–13 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The 7th Advances in Cement-Based Materials conference brought together 113 academics, students, and cements professionals from around the globe.
June 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from BarcelonaTech in Spain are working to perfect living concrete—a layered formulation that allows photosynthetic organisms, such as mosses, lichens, and other microorganisms, to grow within the material itself.