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News, Millie, cold sintering, Roman concrete, and lots of chocolate make Eileen’s list

By Eileen De Guire / December 29, 2017

Eileen’s favorite posts reflect the mission of Ceramic Tech Today to bring you interesting news that may not make it to you otherwise. We filter through hundreds of press releases weekly to find what matters, so you can focus on your work. We aim to inform and sometimes entertain!

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High-tech methods confirm Pliny the Elder’s observations and reveal new insights into strength of Roman concrete

By April Gocha / July 31, 2017

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.

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