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Shape-shifting iron SMAs could signal shift for construction industry

By Jessica McMathis / July 31, 2014

Though not used widely in the construction industry, shape memory alloys could potentially be used to pre-stress the concrete beams that shore up bridges—and a team from Switzerland’s Empa research lab is hoping to help them live up to that potential.

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