News tagged with durability

A roadmap for graphene

Wonder material graphene could not only dominate the electronic market in the near future, it could also lead to a huge range of new markets and novel applications, a landmark University of Manchester paper claims.

dateOct 10, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Why things fall apart

Chunks of concrete tumble from the Gardiner Expressway, the Algo Centre Mall collapses in Elliot Lake, shards of glass fall from Toronto condos, and a Radiohead stage gives way at Downsview Park.

dateAug 24, 2012 in Engineering
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'Killer stainless steel': New process

( -- Stainless steel is the icon of cleanliness for home and commercial kitchens, restaurants, hospitals and other settings, but it can collect disease-causing bacteria like other surfaces if not cleaned often. Scientists ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Materials Science
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Maintaining bridges on a budget

What if there was a way to vastly improve the safety, durability and sustainability of bridges across North America without increasing spending? This was the question Saleh Abu Dabous set out to answer when he began his PhD ...

dateApr 30, 2012 in Engineering
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Revealing how a battery material works

Since its discovery 15 years ago, lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) has become one of the most promising materials for rechargeable batteries because of its stability, durability, safety and ability to deliver a lot of power ...

dateFeb 08, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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