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.
March 19th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
A working group of 30-plus academic and business leaders organized by the New York Stem Cell Foundation has put forth seven strategies to address financial support, psychological and cultural issues, and collaborative and international initiatives they believe will advance women in an often imbalanced STEM landscape.
February 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research from Rice University shows how simulations can help advance the quest for better concrete, by modeling the atomic interactions within calcium-silicate-hydrate.
February 17th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Engineers Week 2015, February 22–28, is an opportunity to reinforce our commitment to promoting the impact of ceramic and glass materials, as well as the people who work with them.
February 14th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
When it comes to budget time, every one is a winner—that is, until they’re not. For now, that means big wins for science and technology in President Barack Obama’s proposed $2.63-trillion Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
February 12th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Brooklyn-based artist Esther Ruiz creates hydraulic concrete art that incorporates not just neon tubing, but also glass (forged and otherwise), Plexiglass, paint, marble, and rock.
February 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Engineers at Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland) have developed—and will soon install—the world’s longest self-arching bridge.