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Video: How long should highway construction actually take? Piezoelectric sensors may offer more precise answer

By Lisa McDonald / September 11, 2019

Highway construction can take longer than is necessary if cars drive on the concrete before it has fully matured. Purdue University researchers are working with the Indiana Department of Transportation to test piezoelectric sensors that measure concrete strength.

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Water to the rescue: Hydrodemolition ideal method for repairing crumbling concrete

By Lisa McDonald / July 19, 2019

United States’ infrastructure is in dire need of repair. Hydrodemolition is an ideal method for concrete reconstruction. Learn about hydrodemolition history, advantages of the technique, and what to consider before choosing it for your project.

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Video: The physics of exploding concrete

By Lisa McDonald / May 15, 2019

What causes explosive spalling of concrete? Researchers from Empa, the University of Grenoble, and the Institut Laue-Langevin performed neutron tomography on exploding concrete cubes to find out.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 6, 2019

Detect ALS with graphene, lens-free holography, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 6, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 30, 2019

Chemical vapor deposition advancements, negative capacitance in ferroelectric materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 30, 2019.

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From toilet to pipeline: Sanitary ware ceramics could serve all sewage needs

By Lisa McDonald / January 25, 2019

What happens to sanitary ware ceramics after their life as a toilet comes to an end? According to new research, these ceramics could be recycled for another useful purpose—as aggregate for concrete.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 16, 2019

New fuel cell catalysts, metal-free micromotors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 16, 2019.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / January 11, 2019

Nanoe announces new office in Ohio, Japan finds huge deposit of rare-earth minerals, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for January 11, 2019.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / January 4, 2019

Malta forms new company outside of Alphabet, General Carbide Corp. and University of Pittsburgh research more effective use of tungsten carbide, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for January 4, 2019.

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Posts of (recent) yore: Lisa’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts from 2018

By Lisa McDonald / December 26, 2018

3D-printed housing communities, cutting ‘gummy’ metals, and the science of Stan Lee make Lisa’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2018.

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