Cosmic concrete developed from space dust and astronaut blood

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds—making the future construction of a Martian colony seem prohibitively expensive. Scientists at The University of Manchester have now developed ...

A personal dosimeter is in your first aid kit

When proper precautions are taken, radioactive substances are extremely safe to use. But what if they leak into the environment in an uncontrolled manner? Then it becomes crucial to find out the dose of radiation people may ...

Self-healing concrete could multiply lifespans of structures

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are using an enzyme found in red blood cells to create self-healing concrete that is four times more durable than traditional concrete, extending the life of concrete-based ...

Rediscovering South East Queensland's eucalypt toolbox

South East Queensland's eucalypt trees can provide everything from medicines to tools, traps and building materials, according to rediscovered records of regional Indigenous knowledge.

Pandemic mask mountain sets new recycling challenge

Researchers in Australia want to transform single-use COVID masks into road material. In the United States, the protective gear is recycled into benches. And in France, they are reborn as floor carpets for cars.

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