News tagged with mechanical stresses

Worm research may help humans live longer

(Phys.org) —Look what might help us live longer—worms! Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (BTI) and Cornell have shown that roundworms can live up to 20 percent longer when bathed in their ...

dateMar 29, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Laser simplifies mainte­nance in casting plants

An optical measuring system developed by Siemens reduces maintenance requirements in continuous casting plants by simplifying the process for aligning the rolls along long lines between which hot steel strands are guided. ...

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Engineering
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The secret of nanoparticle packing in cement

Cement production is responsible for 5% of carbon dioxide emissions. If we are to invent a "green" cement, we need to understand in more detail the legendary qualities of traditional Portland cement. A research group partly ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Materials Science
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