June 19th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Scientists have developed an environmentally-friendly material that could eventually replace conventional Portland cement in concrete. The new composite, consisting mostly of fly ash, was found to be as structurally strong as Portland cement.
May 29th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Scientists from the University of Exeter have developed a process for producing an environmentally-friendly concrete that incorporates graphene at the nanoscale. The new concrete material is stronger and more water resistant than existing concretes.
May 4th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers from ETH Zurich have created a library of silicate particles and precisely studied how the surface roughness of particles affects the viscosity and thickening behavior of suspensions of those particles.
February 9th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Despite its material strength, concrete’s weakness is its huge carbon footprint. New methods are emerging to process wood into a high-performance structural building material that could someday take concrete’s place in buildings and beyond.
January 10th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Solidia Technologies is founded on the concept of using eco-friendly processing techniques to drastically lower the carbon footprint of concrete—watch this video to see how the company makes its carbon-dioxide-absorbing concrete blocks.
December 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha
The January/February 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about new facets for defects in ceramics, innovative new concretes, the NSF CAREER Class of 2017, and much more—is now available online.
October 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha
ETH Zurich researchers have used computational modeling to design an ultrathin concrete roof for that optimizes strength while eliminating extra material and weight.
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.