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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

How-to Guide to Perfecting Wood-Based Products for Tomorrow's Timber Buildings

Sep. 12, 2016 — With half of the world's population now living in urban areas, the latest data show that the future's smart, sustainable cities will have to shelter around 6 billion people by 2050. This is ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — On a technological behemoth like a ship, in many cases the crew, or 'human element" get little attention when planning the design and operations – a mistake, as statistics show: most ... read more

Inferring Urban Travel Patterns from Cellphone Data

Aug. 29, 2016 — A new computational system has been developed that uses cellphone location data to infer urban mobility patterns. Applying the system to six weeks of data from residents of the Boston area, the ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Scientists have recently found a new way to identify microscopic damage in polymers and composite materials before total failure ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — A new concrete has been developed to reduce the time needed for road works by more than half, report scientists. This innovation allows the creation of slim precast pavement slabs for quick ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — Soft materials are great at damping energy -- that's why rubber tires are so good at absorbing the shock of bumps and potholes. But if researchers are going to build autonomous soft systems, ... read more

Researchers Combine Simulation, Experiment for Nanoscale 3-D Printing

Aug. 6, 2016 — A research team has created a high-power simulation and design process to print free-standing 3-D structures on the nanoscale using focused electron beam induced deposition. The simulation-guided ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Engineers have developed a new shape-changing metamaterial using Kirigami, which is the ancient Japanese art of cutting and folding paper to obtain 3-D ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Researchers say their discovery of a type of fire tornado they call a 'blue whirl' could lead to beneficial new approaches for reduced carbon emissions and improved oil spill ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new company will commercialize sensing technology that can perform instant, in-field characterization of the chemical make-up and material properties of unknown liquids. Validere aims to develop ... read more

Aug. 3, 2016 — Bulk metallic glasses are metallic alloys whose neatly ordered atomic structure can be altered into an amorphous, non-crystalline structure -- giving metal the malleability of plastic, while ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — Concrete is everywhere -- a ubiquity owed to its strength as a building material. Despite its strength, however, it has a pernicious but inescapable tendency to 'creep,' or deform ... read more

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers are developing a common language that can be used by computer software tools to describe materials at their smallest scale, with the ultimate aim of designing faster and better materials ... read more

Lattice Structure Absorbs Vibrations

July 29, 2016 — Researchers have developed a lattice structure capable of absorbing a wide range of vibrations while also being useful as a load-bearing component -- for example, in propellers, rotors and rockets. ... read more

Disposable and Ultrafast Optical Humidity Sensors Provide Better Moisture Control for Manufacturing and Storage

July 27, 2016 — Researchers have designed a low-cost, stable and ultrafast responsive sensor that is easy to manufacture, overcoming the challenge of producing a simple, fast and highly sensitive ... read more

July 26, 2016 — A new earthquake-resilient pipeline has been designed to better protect southern California’s water utility network from natural disasters. The test mimicked a fault rupture that can occur during ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Moisture can destroy mortar over time -- for example when cracks form as a result of frost. A team of scientists has found an unusual way to protect mortar from moisture: When the material is being ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A drilling tool that will withstand the heat of geothermal drilling has now been developed by scientists. The downhole hammer attaches to the end of a column of drill pipe and cuts through rock with ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Scientists have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object's ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A new generation of indestructible bridges could be possible, thanks to new research. An engineer has taken a design process called 'form-finding', inspired by the natural world, into ... read more

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