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What can ancient Roman structures tell us about improving durability for cementitious materials? This and much more inside June/July 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By Faye Oney / May 18, 2018

The June/July 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. You’ll find stories about how ancient concrete is providing insights into new durable concrete, perspectives from students, and much more.

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Necessary roughness: Engineering particle surfaces to control how cements and other suspended materials flow

By April Gocha / May 4, 2018

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.

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Video: Electrified road charges electric vehicles throughout their journey

By Faye Oney / April 25, 2018

An initiative in Sweden is attempting to lower vehicle-based carbon emissions. eRoadArlanda uses conductive technology to power and charge electric vehicles as they travel down the road—but the verdict is still out whether or not eRoadArlanda is a practical solution.

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Preventing corrosion with ultra-thin layers of aluminum oxide

By Faye Oney / April 20, 2018

Researchers have discovered that a solid aluminum oxide protection layer can deform like a liquid, possibly protecting metals from environmental elements. Their discovery could solve degradation problems that contribute to rust and corrosion.

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Video: 3-D printed housing communities could be reality in third-world countries

By Faye Oney / April 11, 2018

Many people lack adequate housing, but Icon, an Austin construction company, wants to change that. The company recently introduced a 3-D-printed concrete house that was printed in less than 24 hours at a fraction of the cost of an average home.

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Kyocera set to break ground on new $52M ceramic microelectronic manufacturing plant

By April Gocha / April 2, 2018

Kyocera Corporation just announced that it will invest $52.4 million to build a new manufacturing plant in Japan to boost production of ceramic microelectronic packages.

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3-D printed ceramics could provide buildings with airflow, evaporative cooling

By Faye Oney / March 27, 2018

Inspired by Arabic lace screens, a team of faculty and staff from Iowa State University’s architecture department have created a 3-D-printed ceramic façade that can be used as part of a mechanical system to control the amount of light, privacy, airflow, and cooling in a building.

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Video: Tile Grid Shell transforms ceramic tiles into 3-D structure

By Faye Oney / March 14, 2018

Proving that it is possible to create a three-dimensional structure out of two-dimensional ceramic tiles, a group at Harvard Graduate School of Design built an 8-foot-tall structure that covers 145 square feet of interior space. Watch the video to see how they fabricated Tile Grid Shell.

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Permeable concrete prevents water runoff while solving carbon fiber waste problem

By Faye Oney / March 2, 2018

Researchers have developed a type of permeable concrete that solves two problems: flooding from water pooling during heavy rains and recycling of an industrial waste product that previously had no reuse applications.

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Video: Clearly cool—incredible engineering behind big air jumps and glass snowboards

By April Gocha / February 21, 2018

As we celebrate National Engineer’s Week, let’s dive into the complex engineering of the snowboarding big air jump and see how one snowboarding company engineered a special snowboard entirely out of glass.

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