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 7th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Every first Friday of October, manufacturing companies and organizations join the movement to raise awareness about U.S. manufacturing. From 3-D printing to solar to next-gen electronics, check out some of the materials manufacturing buzz we've been following this year.
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.
September 27th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have developed a “new form of porous asphalt that can soak up 154% of its weight in carbon dioxide,” according to a university press release.
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 19th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Engineers at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland say that windows made of transparent wood might provide more even and consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency compared to glass.
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 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Continuing the trend towards novel industry–academia partnerships, Morgan Advanced Materials and Pennsylvania State University recently announced they’re pairing up to form a new R&D center focused solely on advancing carbon materials.
July 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A European project called LIFECERAM—coordinated by the Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica of the Universitat Jaime I of Castellón in Spain and including Spanish Association of Ceramic Tile and Paving Manufacturers and several commercial partners—has reached an important milestone towards its goal of achieving absolutely zero waste in ceramic tile manufacturing.
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.