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Repurposing plastic water bottles as concrete filler could help save the planet

By Faye Oney / November 24, 2017

A team of MIT students have come up with a way to incorporate irradiated plastic into cement paste to make concrete that is nearly 15% stronger than what’s available today. This could reduce the amount of plastic in landfills and lower concrete’s carbon footprint.

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Remote sensing technique diagnoses damage in irradiated materials at a distance

By April Gocha / June 15, 2017

MIT scientists recently reported that a novel laser-based spectroscopy technique can sensitively detect small imperfections in materials, opening new possibilities for monitoring irradiated materials in place in real time.

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