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The more brittle, the better—Defects key to ‘greener’ concrete manufacturing practices

By Stephanie Liverani / April 12, 2016

Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, say looking at defects could be key to ‘greener’ concrete production that will reduce concrete manufacturing’s impact on climate change.

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Snap, crackle, pop: Rice Krispies reveal compaction bands wave through crushed porous, brittle materials

By April Gocha / November 24, 2015

Researchers at San Diego State University and beyond are using food as an experimental medium to uncover phenomena of materials science.

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Stressed, brittle, and reactive—Crushing clinker at its hottest provides energy and emissions savings

By Jessica McMathis / January 30, 2015

An improved process that increases cement manufacturing’s efficiency while reducing spent energy could be key in reducing emissions even further, say Rice University researchers.

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