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Thin walls with potentially fatal consequences

Given the choice between safer and cheaper construction, many housing design companies in earthquake-prone developing countries see themselves forced to save on expensive construction materials and opt for the latter. EPFL ...

dateNov 06, 2015 in Engineering
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Structure of 'concrete disease' solved

When bridges, dam walls and other structures made of concrete are streaked with dark cracks after a few decades, the culprit is AAR: the alkali-aggregate reaction. AAR damages concrete structures all over the world and makes ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Engineering
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Korea's 'Hanoks' display acoustic excellence

A "Hanok" is a type of traditional Korean house that embraces both nature and science. And these homes are gaining global recognition as being perfect acoustical settings to highlight the melody of classic Korean musical ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Engineering
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Teaching the blind to draw—and do STEM

University of Vermont start-up company E.A.S.Y. LLC has received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a commercial prototype for a digital printer ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Engineering
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