News tagged with timber

The inflatable concrete dome

A completely new way of building concrete structures has been developed: Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology bend concrete with an air cushion, making complicated timber structures obsolete. ...

Jun 11, 2014 4.5 / 5 (14) 4

Water-mist prevents rain of sparks

Fire researchers have shown that sparks from a burning house can be prevented from spreading if the loft is fitted with an extinguishing system based on water-mist, i.e. tiny water droplets that turn into ...

Mar 03, 2014 not rated yet 0

'Fingerprinting' trees to stop illegal logging

The University of Adelaide will help step up the fight against illegal logging with a new two-year, DNA-fingerprinting project in Indonesia. A US$518,833 grant for the project was announced by the International Tropical Timber ...

Mar 03, 2014 not rated yet 0

American Oak Skeletonizer moth invades Europe

The North American Oak Skeletonizer, a very small moth, has invaded North West Europe since 1989, and feeds commonly on planted Northern Red Oaks in the Netherlands, Belgium and adjacent Germany. This is ...

Nov 19, 2012 not rated yet 0