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
Nov. 27, 2015 Supercapacitors can be charged and discharged tens of thousands of times, but their relatively low energy density compared to conventional batteries limits their application ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 A mathematics student has worked out the secrets of how chocolate behaves in a chocolate fountain, answering the age-old question of why the falling 'curtain' of chocolate ... read more
Nov. 18, 2015 For the first time, researchers have succeeded in producing a completely rare-earth free FeNi magnet with simple industrial technology. Hard magnetic phase formed in natural ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Iron oxides occur in nature in many forms, often significantly different from each other in terms of structure and physical properties. However, a new variety of iron oxide, ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 A new approach to 'vitrification,' or ice-free cryopreservation, has been discovered, which could ultimately allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and even organs for later ... 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