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FEFU scientists developed brand-new rapid strength eco-concrete
Engineers of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) with colleagues from Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering (KSUAE) have developed a brand-new rapid strength concrete, applying which there is possible to accelerate the tempo of engineering structures manufacturing by three to four times. (2019-08-30)
How roads can help cool sizzling cities
Special permeable concrete pavement can help reduce the 'urban heat island effect' that causes cities to sizzle in the summer, according to a Rutgers-led team of engineers. (2019-08-01)
Reinforced concrete wall damage may be larger than expected in major Seattle quake
Using ground motions generated for a range of simulated magnitude 9 earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, researchers are testing how well reinforced concrete walls might stand up under such seismic events. (2019-04-24)
Using bacteria to protect roads from deicer deterioration
Special bacteria that help form limestone and marble could soon have a new job on a road crew. (2019-04-09)
Researchers uncover hidden deicer risks affecting bridge health
Common magnesium chloride deicers used on roadways and bridges around the U.S. may be doing more damage than previously thought, researchers have found. (2019-04-04)
Crime scene schizophrenia -- 30 genes under suspicion
The research group led by Prof. Alex Schier, Director of the University of Basel's Biozentrum, has identified 30 genes associated with schizophrenia. (2019-03-28)
Green spaces can help you trust strangers
Simple, inexpensive urban design interventions can increase well-being and social connections among city residents, finds a new case study from the Urban Realities Lab at the University of Waterloo. (2019-03-07)
Brain processes concrete and abstract words differently
A new review explores the different areas of the brain that process the meaning of concrete and abstract concepts. (2019-02-28)
High-tech laser scans uncover hidden military traverse at Alcatraz Island
High-tech radar and laser scans have uncovered a hidden military traverse underneath the infamous Alcatraz penitentiary, according to research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-02-27)
Fibers from old tires can improve fire resistance of concrete
A new way of protecting concrete from fire damage using materials recycled from old tires has been successfully tested by researchers at the University of Sheffield. (2019-02-19)
Kazan University puts forth ideas on the nature of dark matter
As we currently know, dark energy and dark matter comprise 96 percent of the total mass of the Universe. (2019-02-05)
Proposed engineering method could help make buildings and bridges safer
Kanazawa University researchers discovered that the distance between dislocations in nanolayer interfaces of pearlite can determine how much the material can stretch or contract without breaking (ductility). (2019-01-17)
Researchers develop method to non-destructively measure the salt content of concrete structures
Researchers have used a method, using the RANS compact neutron source, to non-destructively measure the salt content of structures such as bridges, tunnels, and elevated roadways, which can suffer from degradation due to exposure to salt from seawater and other sources. (2018-12-20)
Preventing concrete bridges from falling apart
A new study published in EPJ B examines the adverse effects of the adsorption of natural gas constituents found in our environment -- and mixtures of several such gases -- into one of the materials that make up concrete: cement hydrate. (2018-12-19)
Paradigm shift needed for designing tsunami-resistant bridges
Researchers argue in a new study that a paradigm shift is needed for assessing bridges' tsunami risk. (2018-12-17)
Electrical cable triggers lightweight, fire-resistant cladding discovery
A University of Melbourne researcher has led the successful development of an organic, non-combustible and lightweight cladding core -- a product that was previously thought to be impossible to create. (2018-11-19)
Memory-steel -- A new material for the strengthening of buildings
A new building material developed at Empa is about to be launched on the market: 'memory-steel' can not only be used to reinforce new, but also existing concrete structures. (2018-10-23)
Study examines aspects of conscientious objection among nurses
One-on-one interviews with eight nurses in Ontario revealed that nurses making conscientious objections to ethically relevant policies lack concrete supports and need protection in healthcare practice settings. (2018-10-17)
New 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks -- just like structures in nature
Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste, a key ingredient of the concrete and mortar used to build various elements of infrastructure, that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. (2018-10-03)
NTU Singapore scientists develop smart technology for synchronized 3D printing of concrete
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed a technology where two robots can work in unison to 3D-print a concrete structure. (2018-10-02)
Spheres can make concrete leaner, greener
Rice University scientists make micron-sized calcium silicate spheres that could lead to stronger and greener concrete, the world's most-used synthetic material. (2018-09-26)
When mixing granular matter, order among disorder
Researchers find mixed and non-mixed regions among tumbled granular particles, providing a new understanding of how sand, concrete, and paint mix. (2018-08-14)
Cold wave reveals potential benefits of urban heat islands
Researchers from Princeton University have found that the urban heat island effect -- cities are hotter in the summer than their surrounding areas -- also helps keep cities warmer during extreme cold. (2018-07-23)
What psychological science can offer to reducing climate change
The consequences of climate change are immense, and believed by many experts to be largely irreversible (and exponential), causing threats coming from heat waves, flooding, declines in agriculture, and decreasing biodiversity, to name a few. (2018-07-17)
Australia has a new venomous snake -- And it may already be threatened
The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger of extinction due to mining. (2018-07-16)
WSU researchers use coal waste to create sustainable concrete
Washington State University researchers have created a sustainable alternative to traditional concrete using coal fly ash, a waste product of coal-based electricity generation. (2018-07-12)
High-fidelity quantum secret sharing prevents eavesdropping
Eavesdropping is of concern for secrets shared using quantum scale messengers. (2018-07-11)
Rough terrain? No problem for beaver-inspired autonomous robot
University at Buffalo researchers are using stigmergy, a biological phenomenon that has been used to explain everything from the behavior of termites and beavers to the popularity of Wikipedia, to build new problem-solving autonomous robots. (2018-06-27)
Cementless fly ash binder makes concrete 'green'
Rice University engineers have developed a composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, that can replace Portland cement in concrete. (2018-06-18)
New perspectives on African migration
Scientists at the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, analyze past and present migration patterns from and within Africa, and the drivers behind them. (2018-06-01)
Woulda, coulda, shoulda: The haunting regret of failing our ideal selves
Our most enduring regrets are the ones that stem from our failure to live up to our ideal selves, according to new Cornell University research. (2018-05-29)
Turning entanglement upside down
A team of physicists from ICTP-Trieste and IQOQI-Innsbruck has come up with a surprisingly simple idea to investigate quantum entanglement of many particles. (2018-05-21)
Type of maternal homework assistance affects child's persistence
Different types of maternal homework assistance have a different impact on the child's way of completing school assignments in grades 2 to 4 of elementary school, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Jyväskylä. (2018-05-08)
Scientists create innovative new 'green' concrete using graphene
A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry. (2018-04-23)
Data shows migration more strongly linked to aspiration than desperation
The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, analyze global survey data which sheds light on the motivations of people who decide to migrate. (2018-04-17)
When three months from now feels right around the corner
If you've ever noticed yourself thinking about the timing of a plan in two opposing ways - something that feels longer off than your actual time calculation -- you're on to something. (2018-04-16)
Salvage logging is often a pretext for harvesting wood
An increasing proportion of the world's protected forests are subject to extensive logging activities. (2018-03-27)
So close, yet so far: Making climate impacts feel nearby may not inspire action
Jonathon Schuldt, assistant professor of communication at Cornell University, says it is possible to make faraway climate impacts feel closer. (2018-03-19)
The shapes of water
In a new piece of research just published in Science (March 9), C. (2018-03-08)
Researchers use recycled carbon fiber to improve permeable pavement
A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater run-off. (2018-03-01)
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