News tagged with building materials

Some Chinese coal ash too radioactive for reuse

Manufacturers are increasingly using encapsulated coal ash from power plants as a low-cost binding agent in concrete, wallboard, bricks, roofing and other building materials. But a new study by U.S. and Chinese scientists ...

dateNov 09, 2017 in Environment
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Wood goes high-tech

Wood could potentially replace petrol in chemistry and concrete in construction, according to studies conducted under the National Research Programme "Resource Wood." They show how precious chemical compounds can be extracted ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Materials Science
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Constructing buildings with re-useable components

The Institute for Civil Engineering and Environment (INCEEN) at the University of Luxembourg have signed a "memorandum of understanding" with the Suisse Federal Laboratories of Materials Science and Technology (Empa) of the ...

dateNov 02, 2017 in Engineering
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Supramolecular materials with a time switch

Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now successfully developed supramolecular ...

dateJul 19, 2017 in Materials Science
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Innovative bracing for durable structures

Across the world, severe earthquakes regularly shake entire regions. More than two billion people live in danger zones – many of them in structures not built to withstand an earthquake. Together with partners from industry, ...

dateJul 04, 2017 in Engineering
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