Economic sustainability in the construction sector

Leading world markets face similar problems in creating economically and environmentally sustainable construction industries, international researchers say in a new research article.

Shaping the catalysts of the future

From the pharmaceutical industry to pesticides and construction materials, man-made materials are indispensable in many areas of our lives. Their production requires long and time-consuming chemical transformations. A new, ...

How can Illinois address the problem of PFAS pollution?

Following action by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Illinois is investigating the occurrence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in community water supplies across the state, with an eye toward ...

Step forward in quest to develop living construction materials

Some engineered living materials can combine the strength of run-of-the-mill building materials with the responsiveness of living systems. Think self-healing concrete, paint that changes color when a specific chemical is ...

Food scraps get a bold new life

Most people don't think much about the food scraps they throw away; however, investigators from the Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo have developed a new method to reduce food waste by recycling ...

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