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Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop cracks in bridges, concrete structures before it’s too late

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 22, 2014

A new paint-on "sensing skin" would allow officials to retrofit bridges and other concrete structures with the ability to detect ...

Smart Bricks are full-size, concrete Lego bricks designed for vertical construction

Smart Bricks are full-size, concrete Lego bricks...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 10, 2014

Bricks are a pretty basic element of construction and have been for centuries. But a company called Kite Bricks has ...

Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral is built to last a century

Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral is built to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 22, 2013

On February 22, 2011, a devastating earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand that left 185 people dead and many buildings badly ...

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that reduce swaying in skyscrapers during earthquakes

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 15, 2013

Two Japanese companies have developed giant pendulums they say, when installed atop a skyscraper, can shorten vibrations and reduce swaying ...

House printing, crawling, concrete-eating demo robots point to automated jobsites of the future (VIDEO)

House printing, crawling, concrete-eating demo robots...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 18, 2013

As we noted in our piece on Komatsu's new D61i-23 dozer, which uses machine control technology to automatically raise and ...

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 July 11, 2013

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

Fungus could be the ultimate sustainable form of home insulation

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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 26, 2013

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

Mack to begin building Pinnacle Axle Back powered by DME alternative fuel

Mack to begin building Pinnacle Axle Back powered by...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 21, 2013

After a press event held by parent company Volvo earlier this month that focused on dimethyl ether, Mack Trucks has ...

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 June 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 ...

Behind the installation of the world’s first precast network arch bridge in Fort Worth (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Behind the installation of the world’s first...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 29, 2013

Faced with closing a heavily used bridge to Fort Worth's city center for 12 months, officials at the Texas Department ...

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