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May 28, 2015

Destructive Factors Causing Deterioration of Paints on Buildings Walls

May 27, 2015 — Scientists have investigated how various destructive factors affect painted building walls. According to their report, the external surface of building walls is continuously affected by the natural ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Scientists have developed an environment friendly version of building concrete called green-mix ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Since most foam materials are made of petrochemical plastics, they aren’t very climate-friendly. But now an alternative is in sight – a novel foam material produced entirely from wood, which is ... read more

Aid Workers Should Read Through Archaeologists' Notebooks on Building Houses

Apr. 24, 2015 — Aid workers who provide shelter following natural disasters, such as hurricanes or earthquakes, should consider long-term archaeological information about how locals constructed their homes in the ... read more

Improving Productivity of Welding by Reducing Groove Angle

Mar. 18, 2015 — Scientists have been developing materials and technology suitable for Arctic conditions. Principles for safe and ecological design and manufacturing of structures and devices used for energy ... read more

Laser-Assisted Fabrication Process Enables of Heat-Resistant, Crack-Free Materials

Mar. 12, 2015 — A fabrication technique that uses lasers to deposit superalloys with fewer cracks and excellent mechanical properties has been developed by researchers. Alloys are mixtures of two or more metallic ... read more

High Power and High Safety Oxide-Based Negative Electrode Materials for Li-Ion Battery

Mar. 13, 2015 — Researchers have shown electrochemical Li insertion and deinsertion property of Ti-Nb mixed oxide Ti2Nb10O29 (TNO) at high current rate is greatly improved by vacuum annealing. This is mainly ... read more

'Nano-Earthquakes' Hold Key to Smarter Electronics

Mar. 10, 2015 — The performance of mobile phone cameras and solar cells could be boosted by "nano-earthquakes," researchers have ... read more

Mar. 9, 2015 — Aerospace engineers are developing dual-rotor technology to improve the energy harvest of wind turbines. The idea to look for better performance by adding a second rotor to wind turbines came from a ... read more

Mar. 9, 2015 — Through a surprise research discovery, a chemical engineer has developed a building better technique for semiconductors. The research may help improve electronic devices and could benefit the power ... read more

Making Night Vision, Thermal Imaging Affordable

Mar. 4, 2015 — Researchers have created an electronic device using CMOS technology that detects electromagnetic waves to create images at nearly 10 terahertz, which is the highest frequency for electronic devices. ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block -- a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications ... read more

Feb. 16, 2015 — Corannulene is a carbon molecule with a unique shape (similar to the better known fullerene) and promising properties. A team of scientists carried out computer simulations of the molecule’s ... read more

Feb. 11, 2015 — Buildings that rock during an earthquake and return to plumb would withstand seismic shaking better than structural designs commonly used in vulnerable zones of California and elsewhere. A ... read more

Cracks in the Surface Coating of Gas Turbines Are Necessary for Longer Life-Span and Better Thermal Insulation

Feb. 10, 2015 — Gas turbines are used for the production of electricity and in aircraft engines. To increase the life-span of the turbines, they are sprayed with a surface coating. The coating consists of two layers ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — Civil Engineers and pre-cast concrete specialists have developed the world’s longest ‘flat pack’ arch ... read more

Jan. 13, 2015 — Using a new system, architects, developers or their clients can view a 3D model of a building in its intended shape, precisely where the building is to be constructed. This will give them a much ... read more

Jan. 5, 2015 — The benefits provided by green walls has been the focus of recent research. A scientist has concluded that walls comprising plants offer great potential for absorbing noise and could be used as ... read more

Dec. 16, 2014 — Embryonic faults in subsea high voltage installations are difficult to detect and very expensive to repair. Researchers believe that self-repairing materials could be the answer. The vital insulating ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — Scientists have helped to uncover the properties of defects in the atomic structure of magnetite, potentially opening the way for its use in producing more powerful electronic ... read more

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