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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

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 11, 2016 — Crushed corn stalk, sawdust and coconut fiber are some of the waste from the farm industry that are useful to create biomaterials that can be use in construction and shipment industry. All this made ... read more

Recycled Plastic Lumber Invented

July 7, 2016 — Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer-lasting than lumber and strong enough to support 120-ton locomotives. Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Scientists used high-speed photography and digital image analysis to observe both the events that cause cracks and the speed with which the cracks ... read more

LED Technology Used in Indonesia to Monitor Safety at Construction Sites

June 17, 2016 — A safety monitoring method called On-Site Visualization has been implemented in metro system construction sites in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) ... read more

Cereal Science: How Scientists Inverted the Cheerios Effect

June 13, 2016 — Liquid drops on soft solid surfaces interact by an 'inverted Cheerios effect', which can be tweaked so that the droplets move towards or away from each other, according to an international ... read more

Ferroelectric Materials React Unexpectedly to Strain

June 13, 2016 — Under too much strain, layered perovskite ferroelectrics turn off their polarization, researchers have ... read more

How 4-D Simulation Can Help Construction Projects Come in on Time, Budget

June 7, 2016 — Researchers have developed an advanced technique to avoid costly delays often associated with massive public transportation infrastructure ... read more

June 6, 2016 — A finding that unlocks a means of controlling materials at the nanoscale has been reported by scientists. This work opens the door to a new generation of manufacturing, they ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Dentin is one of the most durable biological materials in the human body. Researchers were able to show that the reason for this can be traced to its nanostructures and specifically to the ... read more

Non-Invasive Analysis of Damages to Materials Based on Advanced Signal Processing Techniques

June 2, 2016 — Researchers have developed a non-invasive means of determining the general state-of-repair of all kinds of materials in real time, which will help avoid potential safety ... read more

June 2, 2016 — A new type of 3D printing will make it possible for the first time to rapidly prototype and test polymer membranes that are patterned for improved ... read more

June 1, 2016 — To make robots more cooperative and have them perform tasks in close proximity to humans, they must be softer and safer. A new actuator generates movements similar to those of skeletal muscles using ... read more

May 31, 2016 — Researchers are one step closer to developing super strong composite materials, thanks to the mantis shrimp, a small, multicolored marine crustacean that crushes the shells of its prey using a ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Researchers are seeking to redesign concrete -- the most widely used human-made material in the world -- by following nature's blueprints. In a new paper, the team contrasts cement paste -- ... read more

Making Some of the World's Most Durable Materials Corrosion-Resistant

May 25, 2016 — Borides are among the hardest and most heat-resistant substances on the planet, but their Achilles' Heel, like so many materials', is that they oxidize at high temperatures. Researchers ... read more

A Slick Way to Test Artificial Knees and Hips

May 19, 2016 — A new study suggests that natural proteins can be used to effectively test new replacement hip and knee joints in the laboratory. The work could help with improving design in order to reduce wear and ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Mechanical engineers have, for the first time, analyzed interactions between microscale granular crystals -- a first step in creating novel materials that could be used for impact mitigation, signal ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Researchers have designed a portable autonomous device capable of collecting and assessing bacterial, viral and fungal biodiversity in the air as well as pollen in different urban areas and ... read more

May 11, 2016 — The state of Missouri is a pioneer in adopting Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs) named for their innovative design. At these interchanges drivers are diverted to the left side of the road prior ... read more

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