Does concrete float? Teams representing 23 schools were judged on how well they applied their engineering skills to building boats from concrete. The concrete canoes were more than four times heavier than same-size canoes made of wood.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 20, 2014) Scientists in Tokyo have demonstrated what they say is the world's first 3D projection that floats in mid air. A laser that fires a pulse up to a thousand times a second superheats molecules in the ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Sep. 14, 2012) This year marked the first time in history that more Chinese were living in cities than in the countryside.
But the rapid urbanization is causing many so-called "urban diseases," ranging from ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 23, 2013) US scientists have created an artificial ear using 3D printing technology and living cells. The ear looks and behaves like a real ear and offers hope to children born with ear ... watch video
May 28, 2015 Wind turbines began cropping up across the landscapes of Spain and Germany in the 1990s'. These two countries have the highest wind energy production in the EU. But according to the Global Wind ... read more
May 28, 2015 Scientists have created underwater robot swarms that function like schools of fish, exchanging information to monitor the environment, searching, maintaining, exploring and ... read more
May 27, 2015 Scientists have developed methods of using commercial-grade laser equipment to find and analyze fossils of dinosaurs. The new laser method causes fossil samples to fluoresce, ... read more
May 27, 2015 Given the threat of a massive earthquake striking Japan, researchers have organized a cooperative project team to develop a new robot. They set about determining the factors ... read more
Feb. 20, 2013 Scientists are reporting development of what they describe as the first self-healing protective coating for cracks in concrete, the world's most widely used building material. The material is ... read more
Nov. 5, 2012 Swedish scientists have studied models to help road and bridge maintenance engineers work out how much damage salting the roads in winter might cause to steel-reinforced concrete ... read more
Apr. 26, 2012 ‘Self-healing’ concrete is being developed. Researchers are using a ground-borne bacteria – bacilli megaterium - to create calcite, a crystalline form of natural calcium carbonate. This can ... read more