News - 13 Feb 2020
Petra Rudolf, a Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics at the University of Groningen, has created neatly spaced slits in a clay mineral that allows the filtering of water and removal...
News - 25 Nov 2019
A new brick made from domestic plastic waste has been proven to provide 10 times better insulation than traditional bricks made from clay.
Dr Karthikeyan Kandan, senior lecturer in Mechanical...
News - 30 Oct 2019
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New data has revealed that US air quality has declined since 2016. In 2018 alone the deterioration of the quality of air and rise in pollution was...
News - 23 Oct 2019
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66 million years ago life on Earth was devastated by a cataclysmic mass-extinction event after an asteroid some 6 miles wide smashed into the...
News - 23 Sep 2019
Scientists from Kyushu University studied seismic pressure wave reflections from the subseafloor geology off southwestern Japan and have discovered the first proof for the existence of an enormous gas...
News - 17 Sep 2019
MIT researchers find a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production — a major global source of greenhouse gases.
It's well known that the production of cement — the...
News - 17 Jul 2019
By making the city act as a sponge, the effects of climate change may be mitigated more successfully. As of the beginning of this month, Rotterdam has a Sponge Garden, intended to investigate how this...
News - 13 Jun 2019
Many people might recall the Earth’s carbon cycle from their grade school science class. The carbon cycle occurs something like this: plants release oxygen into the atmosphere after taking up carbon...
News - 15 Sep 2017
A revelation occurred to Stephen Luby, a Stanford epidemiologist while he was 30,000 ft up in the air. Luby was flying over India when he recognized the view from his window seat was actually brick...
News - 6 Sep 2017
Firebricks, designed to withstand high heat, have been part of our technological arsenal for at least three millennia, since the era of the Hittites. Now, a proposal from MIT researchers shows this...