July 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
An international group of scientists recently found that the key to the strength of ancient Roman concrete is the presence of aluminous tobermorite, a mineral that slowly forms within voids and prevents cracks from traversing through the concrete.
June 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
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.
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, PhD
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.
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.
November 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Supersonic spray yields new nanomaterials, tiny squeeze boosts performance of fuel cell catalysts, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 30, 2016.
November 23rd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Smashing metallic micro-cubes makes them ultrastrong, glow-in-the-dark dye could fuel liquid-based batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 23, 2016.
November 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Graphene cracks glass corrosion, spacecraft nuclear batteries get a boost from new materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 9, 2016.
November 4th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ferro acquires Electro-Science Laboratories, Gorilla Glass may get into everyday driving, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for November 2, 2016.
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.