Archive: 12/12/2011

Diamonds and dust for better cement

( -- It's no surprise that humans the world over use more water, by volume, than any other material. But in second place, at over 17 billion tons consumed each year, comes concrete made with Portland cement. Portland ...

dateDec 12, 2011 in Materials Science
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The case of the dying aspens

Over the past 10 years, the death of forest trees due to drought and increased temperatures has been documented on all continents except Antarctica. This can in turn drive global warming by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide ...

dateDec 12, 2011 in Environment
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