December 16th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
An experimental studio of Swiss architectural firm Belatchew Arkitekter, called Belatchew Labs, has unveiled a new project that envisions floating housing complexes that are sustainable, save land, and provide living space to young adults.
December 11th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy has awarded Iowa State University researchers with a $1-million grant for their high-strength concrete technology that has the potential to revolutionize the production of wind energy.
October 24th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
GE's new ceramic matrix composite factory opens, Du-Co does mullite, PPG designing jet windshields, Morgan offers sapphire, US Silica named to Forbes list, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 24, 2014.
September 2nd, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers at ETH Zürich has tailored a previously designed robot that can walk walls and ceilings—and originally designed to do some fancy filming for Disney—to inspect bridges for corrosion.
July 30th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Other materials stories that may be of interest for July 30, 2014.
July 25th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Dutch artist Jólan van der Wiel is creating attractive art by using magnetics to pull metallic clay into dynamic shapes.
July 21st, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
It’s not the Sixth Sense, Spidey sense, or even common sense, but a new “sensing skin” technology could change the way we’re able to respond to critical (and dangerous) cracks in concrete.
June 12th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A new project seeks to improve access by raising the roof—a special concrete roof, that is, complete with a bio-concrete system to transform collected rain to safe drinking water
June 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a steel fiber-reinforced self-compacting concrete (SFRSCC) that is stronger than conventional concrete and can stand up to the force of bomb blasts
April 18th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
New advances in concrete could create-longer lasting and more environmentally-friendly improvements for the world's "go-to" building material