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VIDEO: Sand, pee and acid make a pretty strong brick

VIDEO: Sand, pee and acid make a pretty strong brick

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2014

For a while now, scientists and engineers have been working to replace concrete and bricks. Though these materials have over ...

Contractor invents plastic wall forms for concrete, says they make buildings stronger against quakes and bomb blasts

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 14, 2013

After seeing the destruction of Hurricane Andrew in his home state of Florida in 1992, Sarasota-based general contractor Joe Lanc set ...

Fungus could be the ultimate sustainable form of home insulation

Fungus could be the ultimate sustainable form of home...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2013

“We see a future where Mushroom Materials are found in the bumper of your car, the walls of your home ...

Re-recycling: Biofuel waste used to make stronger concrete

Re-recycling: Biofuel waste used to make stronger...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 22, 2013

Researchers at Kansas State University have discovered that by replacing a portion of the cement found in concrete with agricultural ...

Longer-lasting metals, building materials on the way?

Longer-lasting metals, building materials on the way?

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 10, 2012

One of the properties of metal that makes it such an attractive building material turns out to also be a ...

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