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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 — Isomax is now proved to be the world's first to achieve the performance predicted by theoretical bounds, reports a new ... read more

Digital Fabrication in Architecture

Feb. 17, 2017 — Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th ... read more

Life-Cycle Assessment Study Provides Detailed Look at Decentralized Water Systems

Feb. 2, 2017 — The "decentralized" water system at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, which treats all non-potable water on site, contributes to the ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Bridges built to meet current Canadian safety codes are being 'overbuilt' and may not withstand a major earthquake, says a new ... read more

Protective Wear Inspired by Fish Scales

Jan. 24, 2017 — They started with striped bass. Over a two-year period the researchers went through about 50 bass, puncturing or fracturing hundreds of fish scales under the microscope, to try to understand their ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — In a new study, researchers are investigating why hair is incredibly strong and resistant to breaking. The findings could lead to the development of new materials for body armor and help cosmetic ... read more

Discovery Could Lead to Jet Engines That Run Hotter -- And Cleaner

Jan. 17, 2017 — Researchers have made a discovery in materials science that sounds like something from the old Saturday morning cartoon Super Friends: they've found a way to deactivate 'nano twins' to ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — A new approach has been uncovered to detail the formation of material defects at the atomic scale and in near-real time, an important step that could assist in engineering better and stronger new ... read more

Deciphering the Beetle Exoskeleton With Nanomechanics

Jan. 11, 2017 — Engineers have employed a creative way to identify the geometry and material properties of the fibers that comprise a beetle's exoskeleton. This work could ultimately uncover information that ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — An alternative for resource intensive formwork for the construction of concrete domes has been developed. It is now used in a test dome for the Austrian Federal Railways ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — An international team of scientists may have solved the 30-year-old riddle of why certain ferroelectric crystals exhibit extremely strong piezoelectric ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — Engineers looked to nature to find a shape that could improve all kinds of slender structures, from building columns to bicycle spokes -- they found an answer in sea ... read more

Jan. 3, 2017 — Scientists show how cement particles can handle stress by gradually passing it from one layer to the next and turning weakness to ... read more

Realistic Training for Extreme Flight Conditions

Dec. 27, 2016 — Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships, cliffs and tall buildings can throw a ... read more

Dec. 26, 2016 — Engineers have created a new format of solids made from silk protein that can be preprogrammed with biological, chemical, or optical functions, such as mechanical components that change color with ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Scientists have discovered the secret behind the toughness of deer antlers and how they can resist breaking during ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — A team of materials scientists and electrical engineers has designed a mechanical energy transducer that points toward a new direction in scalable energy harvesting of unused mechanical energy, ... read more

Researchers Work to Improve the Lifecycle of Materials

Dec. 14, 2016 — In a sweeping perspective article, a trio of researchers reviews the field they pioneered more than a decade-and-a-half ago and look at the future of autonomous ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Researchers,for the first time, have revealed why the shape of the feather shaft changes from round to square when it's put under ... read more

New Laser Scanning Test to Assess Fire-Damaged Concrete

Dec. 12, 2016 — Laser scanning is a new and viable structural safety technique to detect the damaging effects of fire on concrete, new engineering research has ... read more

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