June 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Scientists at the University of British Colombia (Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada) have a new strategy that just might be going somewhere—they’ve devised a technique to incorporate recycled rubber tire fibers into concrete to reuse the waste material, improve the durability of concrete, and reduced the carbon footprint of the concrete industry.
June 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha
According to studies of wind power potential from towers positioned at varying distances off the ground, taller wind turbine towers would make wind power viable in a much wider region of the United States than is currently feasible.
June 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha
New atomistic simulations by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and Oak Ridge National Lab are revealing that irradiated materials are even more disordered that previously thought—calling into question the safety of vitrified nuclear waste.
June 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Architects and engineers from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Madrid, Spain, collaborated on a 3-D printed concrete bridge, created using a process that recycles raw materials during manufacturing.
May 24th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Inspired by the way the human body repairs bones and tissue, a researcher duo from Delft University of Technology has created self-repairing "bioconcrete" using bacteria and calcium lactate.
May 16th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers at ETH Zürich have developed a new modular and thin concrete flooring system that weighs 70% less than conventional concrete floors and could offer a greener building solution.
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
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
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
Minnesota-based company Total Kustom has built a 3-D printer that can custom-print concrete into whole houses—even castles.