Infrastructure

Massive Underground: Flood Prevention Technology

Massive Underground: Flood Prevention Technology

One of the most devastating effects of global warming in the world are the appearance of extreme weather conditions such as powerful typhoons, monsoon rains, hurricanes and tropical cyclones that wreak havoc on the world’s cities and other low lying ...

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Seismic Wallpaper – Cheap Earthquake Protection

Seismic Wallpaper – Cheap Earthquake Protection

The Seismic Wallpaper (Credit: Bayer AG) A new type of wallpaper called seismic wallpaper might help strengthen buildings against earthquakes. The wallpaper was developed by scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany together with researchers from the German ...

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The Great Pyramid’s Chamber of Secrets

The Great Pyramid’s Chamber of Secrets

Robotic Images Reveal Secrets of Great Pyramid (Source-Djedi Team) The settling of a couple major and long lived questions involving the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt are only a tiny fraction of what remains to be answered in the ...

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Safe House

Safe House

Polish architectural firm KWKPromes’ “Safe House” located on the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland. Created by architect Robert Konieczny and collaborated with Tukasz Zadrynski and Marcin Jojko; interior design by Magdalena Radatowicz-Zadrzynska. It took a little over a year to complete ...

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Termite-Inspired Architecture

Termite-Inspired Architecture

Researchers at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse are studying the design of termite mounds in hopes of applying their principles to full scale architectural projects. The long term project yielded surprising ...

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New Technique Braces Buildings against Earthquakes

New Technique Braces Buildings against Earthquakes

Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan have developed a new method for bracing high rise concrete buildings. By reinforcing the concrete with steel fibers, they were able to design coupling beams (beams used to connect walls ...

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Revolutionary Vacuum Glass

Revolutionary Vacuum Glass

Researchers at Guardian Industries have recently introduced a new form of vacuum-glazed super glass. Based on the same principle used in vacuum thermos bottles, these glass panels essentially negate two principal modes of heat transfer. This vacuum-glazed glass may enable ...

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New Sensors Can Detect Structural Defects

New Sensors Can Detect Structural Defects

A research team from Sandia National Laboratories in the U.S. is developing a family of advanced permanently-mounted sensors that collect data about possible structural defects in support beams, bridges and highway overpasses. These sensors are expected to serve as an ...

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Biosphere 2 to Live On

Biosphere 2 to Live On

The University of Arizona recently announced that it will be taking on the operation of the Biosphere 2 Project, which was on the verge of being shut down after it ran out of money. This announcement is now giving hope ...

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