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STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 11, 2014

A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...

Buildings, heavy equipment and more could one day be built from these robotic, self-assembling building blocks (VIDEO)

Buildings, heavy equipment and more could one day be...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 14, 2013

Any time the words "like...in the movie 'Terminator II'" are uttered in a news article, we tend to take notice. ...

Va. Tech researchers develop hard hat sensor to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Va. Tech researchers develop hard hat sensor to prevent...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 26, 2013

Each year about one or two American workers die of suffocation from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Typically, these deaths are ...

GM’s FIRST Competition teaches kids to build, battle robots to build interest in STEM careers (VIDEO)

GM’s FIRST Competition teaches kids to build,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 23, 2013

What do you do with kids who think math and science are boring? Give them a pile of parts, some software ...

Opinion: Why I write about Global Warming on a construction equipment site

Opinion: Why I write about Global Warming on a...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 17, 2013

A reader from Europe recently asked why I spend a lot of time blogging about global warming and other such ...

Dutch scientists engineer smog-eating street that reduces air pollution up to 45%

Dutch scientists engineer smog-eating street that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 11, 2013

For a large number of Americans, driving is an absolute necessity. Unfortunately it's one of the main contributors to air ...

Adopting ancient Roman recipe could result in stronger concrete that is less harmful to the environment

Adopting ancient Roman recipe could result in stronger...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 20, 2013

Using a sample from the bottom of Italy’s Pozzuoili Bay that dates back to 37 B.C., researchers have deciphered the formula that ...

Researchers turn cement into metal that could be used in electronics

Researchers turn cement into metal that could be used...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 29, 2013

A collective of researchers from the U.S., Finland, Germany and Japan have connected a few dots that weren't particularly obvious. ...

Drones may one day build skyscrapers

Drones may one day build skyscrapers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 04, 2013

We've seen how unmanned aerial vehicles can be used for surveying. But how about being used to construct a full-fledged ...

Teeth from one of the baleen whale fossils. Credit: Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center

Construction crew uncovers fossils of four new whale...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 22, 2013

  Construction crews on both coasts of the U.S. have been doing double duty as archaeologists as of late. First was a ...

Researchers develop system to improve GPS accuracy in cities up to 90%

Researchers develop system to improve GPS accuracy in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2013

In the bustle of a city full of traffic, narrow streets, tall buildings, trees and other obstacle, GPS can have ...

Meteorite explosion over Russia injures nearly 1,000 (VIDEO)

Meteorite explosion over Russia injures nearly 1,000...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 15, 2013

A meteor weighing an estimated 10 tons shattered between 18 and 32 miles above the Chelyabinsk region and Russia's Ural ...

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