ScienceDaily: Civil Engineering News
Light-emitting diode tech: Solving molybdenum disulfide''s ''thin'' problem
A research team used silver nanodiscs to increase the promising new material''s light emission by twelve times, making it a better candidate for light-emitting diode technologies.
Nanofibers twisted together to create structures tougher than bullet proof vests
Researchers have created materials that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length, while remaining tougher than Kevlar.
Engineering a multipurpose, environmentally friendly dam
Researchers are using green engineering to develop a low-cost dam that aims to prevent flooding, generate electricity, and help end food and water shortages.
New membranes deliver clean water more efficiently
Researchers have developed new membranes or micro-filters that will result in clean water in a much more energy efficient manner.
Molecule from plants could make our roads and roofs ''greener''
Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions and make them more environmentally friendly.
Improving productivity of welding by reducing groove angle
Scientists have been developing materials and technology suitable for Arctic conditions. Principles for safe and ecological design and manufacturing of structures and devices used for energy production in the Arctic have been defined in a recent project.
Future robotics: Think self-fixing bridges; shoes that optimize for walking, running; camouflaging cars
Advances in materials science, distributed algorithms and manufacturing processes are revolutionizing robotic materials. Prosthetics with a realistic sense of touch. Bridges that detect and repair their own damage. Vehicles with camouflaging capabilities. Advances in materials science, distributed a...
Human brain inspires wearable micro-sensors
An electrical and computer engineer is taking a cue from nature to devise the next generation of integrated low-power, wearable micro-devices.
Novel water-splitting photocatalyst operable over wide range of the visible light spectrum
Clean renewable energy can be produced by photocatalytically splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen with solar energy. Most of the conventionally developed water-splitting photocatalysts, however, were only active under UV irradiation, and only a few have been demonstrated to operate under visible...