Engineers develop ballistic wallpaper to reinforce temporary shelters
Troops often use abandoned masonry, brick or cinderblock structures for defensive purposes instead of building their own or digging foxholes.
Startup turns old shipping containers into farms
The food tech startup Freight Farms is giving new life to old shipping containers, and at the same time giving impetus to locally grown food.
Architecture and urban design students helped create a fully functional microhouse built using 3-D printing technology
(Phys.org) —A bed. A kitchen. A place for lounging and watching television. Full bathroom. Storage space. Those are typical minimum requirements for a person's apartment. Now imagine all of that packed ...
Students design 'nested' dumpster to slash shipping costs
(Phys.org) —Behind strip malls and fast-food restaurants, they stand solid, dependable and mostly forgotten, awaiting our refuse.
WISSARD team reaches subglacial Lake Whillans in Antarctica
Study shows economic feasibility for capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air
With a series of papers published in chemistry and chemical engineering journals, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have advanced the case for extracting carbon dioxide directly from the ...
Sunlight and bunker oil a fatal combination for Pacific herring
The 2007 Cosco Busan disaster, which spilled 54,000 gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay, had an unexpectedly lethal impact on embryonic fish, devastating a commercially and ecologically important species for nearly ...
Lascaux's 18,000 year-old cave art under threat
They call her the Old Lady, for she is some 18,000 years old and frail, which is why she is protected by steel doors, security cameras and the gentlest nurturing the 21st century has to offer.
Team unveils unique fabric solar house
Students from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany, have been hard at work for nearly two years designing and building their one-of-a-kind ...
Study describes deep-sea animal communities on and around a sunken shipping container
(Phys.org) —Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo vessels each year. Many of these containers eventually sink to the deep seafloor. In 2004, scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research ...
Floating some theories about Google's mysterious barge
If it weren't for Google Inc. trying to cover it up, the old sea-worn barge stacked four stories high with customized shipping containers may not have become an object of global fascination.
Safer shipping with high-tech radar
Traffic volumes are increasing, not only on our roads but also at sea. A new marine radar system with improved antenna technology is set to meet the growing demands of navigation – and protect ships against ...
Keeping fruit, vegetables and cut flowers fresh longer
New technology offers the promise of reducing billions of dollars of losses that occur each year from the silent, invisible killer of fruits, vegetables and cut flowers—a gas whose effects are familiar to everyone who has ...
Project aims to track big city carbon footprints
Every time Los Angeles exhales, odd-looking gadgets anchored in the mountains above the city trace the invisible puffs of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases that waft skyward.