Technology - Engineering news

Better building through design

The construction industry could slash its carbon emissions by as much as 50% by optimising the design of new buildings, which currently use double the amount of steel and concrete required by safety codes.

Jun 04, 2014 2.3 / 5 (4) 1

A new, greener cement to meet future demand

An EPFL-led consortium is developing a new blend of cement that promises to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by up to 40%. Now it has received financial backing from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation ...

Jun 03, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Efficient thermal cooling and heating

Thermal systems use heat to produce cold, and vice versa. To do so, a material is needed that can dissipate water vapor particularly well and quickly. A new method simply applies this property as a layer ...

Jun 02, 2014 5 / 5 (6) 0

Implanted infection prevention

Hospital germs can be fatal, since they are resistant to antibiotics. As a result, alternative methods of defense against bacteria are in demand. Fortunately, a German-French research team has been able to ...

Jun 02, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0