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Concrete goes ‘green’ with addition of graphene

By Faye Oney / May 29, 2018

Scientists from the University of Exeter have developed a process for producing an environmentally-friendly concrete that incorporates graphene at the nanoscale. The new concrete material is stronger and more water resistant than existing concretes.

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Video: Solar glass blocks generate electricity while insulating buildings

By Faye Oney / January 3, 2018

A collaboration between University of Exeter scientists and a local business has resulted in a glass block product that harnesses the power of the sun. Solar Squared glass blocks can generate electricity while providing thermal insulation to a building.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / May 7, 2013

New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures CO2 Chemical engineering researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster, while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. “This could make power generation from natural gas both cleaner and more efficient,” says Fanxing Li, coauthor of…

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Nonvolatile phase-change memory devices are three steps closer to reality

By Eileen De Guire / July 8, 2011

IBM Research chart compares memory technologies. Credit: IBM Research Two new studies serve as bookend demonstrations of the near-term potential for phase-change memory materials for use as nonvolatile data storage devices, and the long-term potential for these materials to change fundamentally what a computer memory is. A third study just out considers the efficiency of…

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