News tagged with durable materials

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 ...

Oct 10, 2012 4.8 / 5 (13) 21 | with audio podcast

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.

Aug 24, 2012 3.6 / 5 (5) 7 | with audio podcast

ISIS neutron source is back online

A brand new run of experiments is underway at STFC's ISIS neutron source, from looking at ways of developing new antibiotics, through creating more effective materials in dentistry, to research that could ...

Mar 23, 2011 3 / 5 (1) 0

Computer modeling to build better mud bricks

Rammed earth and stabilized mud block or brick are cheap, easy to make, usually durable materials widely used for building homes and low-level structures, especially in developing countries. Despite their widespread use and ...

Jun 29, 2010 not rated yet 0