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Preservation programs grow as state DOTs battle challenging bridge conditions
Preservation programs grow as state DOTs battle challenging bridge conditions
The truth is, while there are still a relatively large number of structurally deficient bridges across the country, roughly 58,500, that figure has dropped in recent years. It’s still not good, as the American Road & Transportation Builder’...
Making some of the world's most durable materials corrosion-resistant
Making some of the world's most durable materials corrosion-resistant
Borides are among the hardest and most heat-resistant substances on the planet, but their Achilles' heel, like so many materials', is that they oxidize at high temperatures. Oxidation is the chemical reaction commonly known as corrosion or rusting R...
Researchers launch new corrosion studies on solar cells
Researchers launch new corrosion studies on solar cells
Researchers from industry, academia, and U.S. Department of Energy laboratories are working together to research the corrosion of solar cells, with a goal of developing longer-lasting photovoltaic panels.
'Seawater-drinking' battery could expand rage of underwater drones
'Seawater-drinking' battery could expand rage of underwater drones
The recent acquisition of MIT spin out Open Water Power (OWP) by defense company L3 Technologies will help with the development of its innovative battery technology for a wide range of undersea applications, the company says. OWP is currently working w...
'Potential life safety hazards' forcing closure of Pittsburgh Public Works facility
'Potential life safety hazards' forcing closure of Pittsburgh Public Works facility
A Public Works facility in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood is closing after it was found to be structurally deficient, two years after a WPXI-TV investigation exposed the poor conditions. That report first revealed pictures from inside the b...
Scientists create world's most expensive material, valued at $145 million per gram
Scientists create world's most expensive material, valued at $145 million per gram
If your life’s ambition is to become very, very rich, consider getting into the business of producing endohedral fullerenes — the world’s most expensive material. Scientists at Oxford University in the U.K. announced that a spin-off ...