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Creating waterproof concrete

Water is concrete's ultimate enemy. Although concrete withstands constant beatings from cars and trucks, water can break it down, pooling on its surface and infiltrating the tiniest cracks. Add freezing and thawing cycles, ...

date17 hours ago in Engineering
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Flowing transition between design and simulation

The individualized mass production up to the individual item is a promise of the future delivered by Industrie 4.0. It can only be implemented if there are suitable test methods for the feasibility of individual designs. ...

dateMar 27, 2017 in Engineering
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IT researchers break anonymity of gene databases

DNA profiles can reveal a number of details about individuals, and even about their family members. There are laws in place that regulate the trade of gene data, which has become much simpler and cheaper to analyze today. ...

dateMar 24, 2017 in Engineering
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A revival in rammed-earth construction

Through an exhibition and two semester-long courses, EPFL is paying tribute to a forgotten art: that of making buildings out of earth. The aim is to demonstrate how this age-old technique can still play a role in contemporary ...

dateMar 21, 2017 in Engineering
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Open ecosystem for smart assistance systems

Under the banner of "d!conomy - no limits," CeBIT 2017 will focus not only on the digital transformation of industry, administration and society, but also on the markets and opportunities this transformation opens up. From ...

dateMar 20, 2017 in Engineering
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Researcher tests fly ash for stronger concrete

Portland cement has been around for more than 250 years as the binding material for concrete, mortar and stucco, but a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is studying ways to make concrete without the ...

Engineering a rescue

The night Brian Hunt died, volunteer firefighter Cody McKellips vowed to find a better way for fire and rescue teams to speed up water rescues, particularly as flood waters rise.

Run Faster! Be Stronger! Can technology make you better?

Technological growth is moving at a rate never seen before—and as it advances, it simultaneously shrinks, moving closer to our bodies, intertwining with the many facets of our lives and positions itself between our experiences ...

Engineers devise two-way radio on a single chip

Two-way communication requires, of course, both send and receive capabilities. But putting them in the same device requires a filter between the send and receive circuits to provide signal isolation.

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