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New strategies aim to give wood the strength to replace concrete in construction

By April Gocha / February 9, 2018

Despite its material strength, concrete’s weakness is its huge carbon footprint. New methods are emerging to process wood into a high-performance structural building material that could someday take concrete’s place in buildings and beyond.

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The Economist looks at intersection of materials, innovation and manufacturing

By Eileen De Guire / May 1, 2012

A recent article in The Economist says manufacturers are starting to see materials innovations as critical to developing game-changing products. A recent article in article in The Economist takes a look ways certain manufacturers that depend on innovation have figured out that the best, cheapest and quickest results come from having materials scientists, design engineers…

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