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Abandoned 'Battleship Island' is crumbling. Can it be saved?
Abandoned 'Battleship Island' is crumbling. Can it be saved?
When humans left, nature prevailed. On Hashima Island, a 16-acre patch of land off the southern coast of Japan, grass and vines and flowers flourish as concrete and steel wither.
Aluminum-lithium alloys fight back
Aluminum-lithium alloys fight back
When it comes to the aviation industry, new technologies and manufacturing techniques have been mounting a silent revolution in the latest generation of commercial twin-aisle aircraft: the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350. Both these aircraft cont...
Coating methods for corrosion protection
Coating methods for corrosion protection
Corrosion is a cancer. It arrives uninvited and if left unchecked destroys the structural metals used in everything from trailers, truck bodies and transmissions, to bridges and pipelines, potentially leading to catastrophic results.
Metal tires for Mars: 'Shape memory' could help rovers roll
Metal tires for Mars: 'Shape memory' could help rovers roll
A good tire means a lot when the nearest roadside assistance is 34 million miles away. For future rovers that will explore the surface of Mars, NASA scientists have created a tire that contains no air, can handle the rugged Martian terrain, and may eve...
As leaks spring up, Ojai, California, learns the magnitude of its city's pipe corrosion
As leaks spring up, Ojai, California, learns the magnitude of its city's pipe corrosion
They call it the "leak a week." Every few days, an aging pipe in Ojai, California, cracks or bursts, spilling water into the street. Maintenance crews with the Casitas Municipal Water District drive out to fix it, and within a few more days, another pi...
Atomic 're-packing' behind metallic glass mystery
Atomic 're-packing' behind metallic glass mystery
An international collaboration involving Hokkaido University's high-voltage electron microscope has solved a puzzle about the atomic structure of metallic glasses that has baffled scientists for four decades.