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3 Ways to Establish a Safe Work Site
Industrial work poses several issues, including safety hazards. While something quite valuable might be in the making, it could also be dicey at times, asking employees to make decisions and perform under circumstances that could become harmful. It’s important, then, to establish protocols and prioritize people over funding. With that in mind, create an atmosphere […]
What Does a MEP Engineer Do?
Whether you are designing your new home or a corporate office, it is a good idea to contact a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering service to help you get everything where it needs to go as efficiently as possible. These services can help you with your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, your plumbing design […]
Don’t Make These Remodeling Mistakes
Wishing you could tear out several walls in your building to make a newer, bigger, brighter area may sound like a lot of fun, but there are many things to consider when beginning any type of renovations or remodeling projects. Whether it is adding a bathroom, remodeling the kitchen, or enlarging a few windows, you […]
5 Tips for Exterior Home Maintenance
Maybe you’re a first-time homeowner. Maybe you’ve been living in your house for awhile, but you could use some tips for increasing your curb appeal. Whatever your reasons for wanting to tackle exterior home maintenance, here are just a few ideas for getting started. 1. Take Care of Your Lawn Do you envy those lush […]
Take the Stress Out of Moving
While moving can be exciting, it comes with a lot of planning and work from the initial decision to move to unpacking the last box in your new place. One service to consider hiring when moving is a moving service because utilizing an experienced and professional moving company can make the move far less stressful […]
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Get to Know! This Is the Difference Between Architectural Engineers and Civil Engineers
Get to Know! This Is the Difference Between Architectural Engineers and Civil Engineers – Some of you may think that architecture and civil engineering are the same things. It’s look similar but actually different, while both them work together in some projects. We all know that civil engineers work on variety projects, like bridges, buildings, […]
5 Best Planned Cities in the World
The world is full of so many beautiful and big cities, but the one that are perhaps the most fascinating are the one that were well planned. In addition, they were born from many different brilliant inspirations and built with a purpose. They also have many kinds of reasons why the cities were built and […]
5 Reasons Why Women Should Take a Career in Civil Engineering
Do you want to go to college and thinking about entering civil engineering? That’s so great to express your ideas of building and also designing structures or interiors. Even if you’re a woman, it doesn’t make you feel doubt. In fact that the engineering world is dominated by men and many people say that this […]
This Is Disadvantage of Civil Engineering You Need to Know
Civil engineering is become the second oldest engineering field and it also one of the most popular programs in university all around the world. A civil engineer is the person who designs everything and the whole world would got surprised. They have to contribute to planning, design, developing and managing the environment and buildings. Such […]
Tips How to Build a Future in the Civil Engineering Industry
A civil engineering industry is one of the best field that has highest paid among the other job or profession. In addition, the modern world and also advent of new age technology make every industry has been positively impacted. Its efficiency has improved and also results increased multifold. Every field has also adversely affected the […]
7 Best Civil Engineering Projects for Future
Civil engineering is a discipline that connected with the design, construction and also maintenance including works such as bridges, roads, dams, airports, and railways. There are so many projects that they have been done, especially for making the world more beautiful. If you want to know more, here 7 best civil engineering projects for future […]
Brillian Innovations that Will Change The World in Future
Without even realizing it, we’re know that all fighting for space, resources and best standard of living in this world. So that’s why many human beings are competitive as the world’s population continues to increase. As a result, there are so many basic resources, such as water and food and not to mention the impact […]
5 Steps to Become a Civil Engineer
Civil engineer is a profession that help design and construct the structures and also infrastructures like roads. It’s not only that, civil engineers are also design and oversee the construction projects, like water treatment plants and tunnel, the building of roads and water supply systems. They do mapping out budget, surveying the land, testing the […]
All You Need To Know About Civil Engineer’s Responsibilities
Civil engineer is important feature in every community in the world. There are so many facts that sparked the interest you may have found to know what your dream job is. So if you want to inspire respect in others, you need to mention a qualification in civil engineering that refers to intelligence, importance and […]
4 Most Popular Civil Engineering Projects of All Time
Civil engineering is an art, skill, a regular profession that design, and make it become a reality. There are so many great civil engineering projects all over the world that transcend time and also to impress the new generation. What are they? You may read the information about 4 most popular civil engineering project of […]
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Civil Engineering News and Research. From new mathematical models for building better structures to new corrosion-resistant composites, read all the latest discoveries in civil engineering here.
Buildings can become a global CO2 sink if made out of wood instead of cement and steel
A material revolution replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization. First, it can avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production. Second, it can turn buildings into a carbon sink as they store the CO2 taken up from the air by trees that are harvested and used as engineered timber.
Current model for storing nuclear waste is incomplete
The materials the United States and other countries plan to use to store high level nuclear waste will likely degrade faster than anyone previously knew, because of the way those materials interact, new research shows. The findings show that corrosion of nuclear waste storage materials accelerates because of changes in the chemistry the nuclear waste solution, and because of the way the materials interact with one another.
New portable tool analyzes microbes in the environment
Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms - too tiny to be seen by the naked eye - and their response to threats to their ecosystems. Researchers have created just such a tool, a portable device that could be used to assess microbes, screen for antibiotic-resistant bacteria and analyze algae that live in coral reefs.
Flooding damage to levees is cumulative -- and often invisible
Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with climate change could pose significant challenges for the nation's aging levee system.
Not all of nature's layered structures are tough as animal shells and antlers
Engineers looking to nature for inspiration have long assumed that layered structures like those found in mollusk shells enhance a material's toughness, but a study shows that's not always the case. The findings may help engineers avoid 'naive biomimicry, the researchers say.
Programmable nests for cells
Using DNA, smallest silica particles, and carbon nanotubes, researchers developed novel programmable materials. These nanocomposites can be tailored to various applications and programmed to degrade quickly and gently. For medical applications, they can create environments in which human stem cells can settle down and develop further. Additionally, they are suited for the setup of biohybrid systems to produce power, for instance.
Transparency discovered in crystals with ultrahigh piezoelectricity
Use of an AC rather than a DC electric field can improve the piezoelectric response of a crystal. Now, an international team of researchers say that cycles of AC fields also make the internal crystal domains in some materials bigger and the crystal transparent.
Building materials come alive with help from bacteria
New living building materials can grow and multiply -- and may help to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from infrastructure in the future.
Transformative 3D printing approach established from insight into developmental biology
Engineers need to get more creative in their approach to design and additive manufacturing (AM) systems, by taking inspiration from the way humans grow and develop, say researchers.
Researchers discover new building blocks of catalyst zeolite nanopores
Zeolites crystals, used among other things for refining petroleum to gasoline and biomass into biofuels, are the most-used catalysts by weight on the planet, and discovering mechanisms of how they form has been of intense interest to the chemical industry and related researchers, say chemists. They hope their advance on a new way to understand zeolite structure and vibrations leads to new, tailor-made zeolites for use in sophisticated new applications.
A new method to study lithium dendrites could lead to better, safer batteries
Lithium ion batteries often grow needle-like structures between electrodes that can short out the batteries and sometimes cause fires. Now, an international team of researchers has found a way to grow and observe these structures to understand ways to stop or prevent their appearance.
Nanoscale sensors to better see how high pressure affects materials
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
The coolest LEGO ® in the universe
For the first time, LEGO ® has been cooled to the lowest temperature possible in an experiment which reveals a new use for the popular toy -- the development of quantum computing. A figure and four blocks were placed inside the most effective refrigerator in the world, capable of reaching 1.6 millidegrees above absolute zero (minus 273.15 Centigrade), which is about 200,000 times colder than room temperature and 2,000 times colder than deep space.
Using a material's 'memory' to encode unique physical properties
As materials age, they 'remember' prior stresses and external forces, which scientists and engineers can then use to create new materials with unique properties.
Smart intersections could cut autonomous car congestion
Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind model to control traffic and intersections in order to increase autonomous car capacity on urban streets of the future, reduce congestion and minimize accidents.
First of a kind in-vitro 3D neural tissue model
Researchers have successfully used stem cells to engineer living biohybrid nerve tissue to develop 3D models of neural networks with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of how the brain and these networks work.
Chiton mollusk provides model for new armor design
The way the scale armor works is that when in contact with a force, the scales converge inward upon one another to form a solid barrier. When not under force, they can 'move' on top of one another to provide varying amounts of flexibility dependent upon their shape and placement.
Formula 1 technology for the construction of skyscrapers
Researchers are developing new vibration-control devices based on Formula 1 technology so ''needle-like'' high-rise skyscrapers which still withstand high winds can be built. Current devices called tuned mass dampers (TMDs) are fitted in the top floors of tall buildings to act like heavyweight pendulums counteracting building movement caused by winds and earthquakes.
'Buildings' in human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures
The discovery of how a 'beam' in human bone material handles a lifetime's worth of wear and tear could translate to the development of 3D-printed lightweight materials that last long enough for more practical use in buildings, aircraft and other structures.
Microwave treatment is an inexpensive way to clean heavy metals from treated sewage
A team of researchers studying new methods to remove toxic heavy metals from biosolids -- the solid waste left over after sewage treatment -- found the key is a brief spin through a microwave.
Your food may help make stickier, safer glues for laptops, packaging, furniture
A group of scientists has taken inspiration from the field, kitchen and the ocean to create strong glues.
A robot and software make it easier to create advanced materials
A team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing the limits for researchers who want to explore large libraries of polymers, including plastics and fibers, for chemical and biological applications such as drugs and regenerative medicine through tissue engineering.
New 'hyper glue' formula
With many of the products we use every day held together by adhesives, researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants and residential plumbing stronger and more corrosion resistant thanks to a newly-developed 'hyper glue' formula.
Novel material switches between electrically conducting and insulating states
A new approach could inform the design of quantum materials platforms for future electronics, as well as faster devices with more storage capabilities.
Sustaining roads with grape and agricultural waste
The US spends $5 billion a year to repair damages to road infrastructure from winter snow and ice control operations and the use of traditional deicers. A team of researchers is developing a more sustainable solution using grape skins and other agricultural waste.
Researchers hope to use big data to make pipelines safer
Researchers look at the methodologies currently used by industry and academics to predict pipeline failure and their limitations. Researchers found that the existing academic literature and industry practices around pipeline failures need to further evolve around available maintenance data.
'Smart' surfaces to help blood-vessel grafts knit better, more safely
Researchers have created a new coating to prevent clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts, while also accelerating the body's own process for integrating the grafted vessels.
New metallic material for flexible soft robots
A team has created a material that is half as light as paper and highly flexible but also shows enhanced characteristics for electrical conductivity, heat generation, fire-resistance, strain-sensing and is inherently capable of wireless communications.
New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft
The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable future. While significant technological advancements have dramatically increased the efficiency of these vehicles, there are still several issues standing in the way of widespread adoption.
Smart buildings face challenges but have plenty of potential
Scientists have examined the concepts of occupant-centric control in the burgeoning field of smart buildings. They propose future directions for OCC research by providing recommendations to address these challenges and to standardize OCC implementations.
Synthetic biologists developing a new class of high-performance materials
Synthetic biologists have developed a process that could lead to a new class of synthetic polymers that may create new high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers.
Learning from traditional Indian building techniques
Dense, humid broadleaf forests, monsoon-swollen rivers and deep ravines -- in the Indian state of Meghalaya wooden bridges easily decay or are washed away in floodwaters. Bridges made from steel and concrete are pushed to their limits here as well. But bridges made of living tree roots can survive here for centuries. Researchers have investigated these special structures and proposes integrating this extraordinary building technique in modern architecture.
Researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft
The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircraft. But the life of those materials is limited by how they handle heat. Engineers are now developing a design for a heat shield that better protects those extremely fast machines.
Theoretical tubulanes inspire ultrahard polymers
Engineers print 3D blocks based on theoretical tubulanes and find they're nearly as hard as diamond.
Artificial intelligence to run the chemical factories of the future
A new proof-of-concept study details how an automated system driven by artificial intelligence can design, build, test and learn complex biochemical pathways to efficiently produce lycopene, a red pigment found in tomatoes and commonly used as a food coloring, opening the door to a wide range of biosynthetic applications, researchers report.
Visualizing heat flow in bamboo could help design more energy-efficient and fire-safe buildings
Modified natural materials will be an essential component of a sustainable future, but first a detailed understanding of their properties is needed. The way heat flows across bamboo cell walls has been mapped using advanced scanning thermal microscopy, providing a new understanding of how variations in thermal conductivity are linked to the bamboo's elegant structure. The findings will guide the development of more energy-efficient and fire-safe buildings, made from natural materials, in the future.
New material points toward highly efficient solar cells
A new type of material for next-generation solar cells eliminates the need to use lead, which has been a major roadblock for this technology.
New spin directions in pyrite an encouraging sign for future spintronics
An Australian study revealing new spin textures in pyrite could unlock these materials' potential in future spintronics devices. The study of pyrite-type materials provides new insights and opportunities for selective spin control in topological spintronics devices.
A fast and precise look into fiber-reinforced composites
Researchers have improved a method for small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) to such an extent that it can now be used in the development or quality control of novel fiber-reinforced composites. This means that in the future, such materials can be investigated not only with X-rays from especially powerful sources such as the Swiss Light Source SLS, but also with those from conventional X-ray tubes.
Light-based 'tractor beam' assembles materials at the nanoscale
Researchers have adapted a light-based technology employed widely in biology -- known as optical traps or optical tweezers -- to operate in a water-free liquid environment of carbon-rich organic solvents. The optical tweezers act as a light-based 'tractor beam' that can assemble nanoscale semiconductor materials precisely into larger structures. Unlike the tractor beams of science fiction, which might grab massive spaceships, these optical tweezers can trap materials that are nearly one billion times shorter than a meter.
RoboBee powered by soft muscles
Researchers have developed a resilient RoboBee powered by soft artificial muscles that can crash into walls, fall onto the floor, and collide with other RoboBees without being damaged. It is the first microrobot powered by soft actuators to achieve controlled flight.
Disordered proteins become stable, 'super-sticky' materials
Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that they can create stable materials from engineered disordered proteins by altering the environmental triggers that cause them to undergo phase transitions. This discovery shines a light on previously unexplored behaviors of disordered proteins and allows researchers to create novel materials for applications in drug delivery, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and biotechnology.
Bundlemers (new polymer units) could transform industries
From tires to clothes to shampoo, many ubiquitous products are made with polymers, large chain-like molecules made of smaller sub-units, called monomers, bonded together. Now, a team of researchers has created a new fundamental unit of polymers that could usher in a new era of materials discovery.
Of all professions, construction workers most likely to use opioids and cocaine
Construction workers are more likely to use drugs than workers in other professions, finds a new study.
Tiny swimming donuts deliver the goods
Bacteria and other swimming microorganisms evolved to thrive in challenging environments, and researchers struggle to mimic their unique abilities for biomedical technologies, but fabrication challenges created a manufacturing bottleneck. Microscopic, 3D-printed, tori -- donuts -- coated with nickel and platinum may bridge the gap between biological and synthetic swimmers, according to an international team of researchers.
Using computational chemistry to produce cheaper infrared plastic lenses
A team created the next generation of long-wave infrared plastic lenses. The plastic, a sulfur-based polymer forged from waste generated by refining fossil fuels, is incredibly useful for lenses, window and other devices requiring transmission of infrared light, or IR, which makes heat visible. The new lens material could make IR cameras and sensor devices more accessible to consumers.
Cracking the mystery of nature's toughest material
Nacre, the rainbow-sheened material that lines the insides of mussel and other mollusk shells, is known as nature's toughest material. Now, a team of researchers has revealed precisely how it works, in real time.
Climate change could hasten deterioration of US bridge infrastructure
Scientists are studying the toll climate change may take on aging US infrastructure, which includes over 600,000 bridges. A new study links the potential impacts of climate change with the structural integrity of thousands of bridges transecting America's highways and towns. The analysis demonstrates a need to rethink the nation's priority order of bridge repair, as climate change looms and infrastructure funding remains limited.
Remarkable story of shock wave physics in post-World War II America
Physicists predicted the Hubble Space Telescope would see a rising vapor plume as the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet crashed into the far side of Jupiter in 1994. And sure enough, the plume produced by the impact matched their computational analysis.
Computer models show clear advantages in new types of wind turbines
Researchers have modeled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines via high-resolution numerical simulations. The simulations demonstrate a clear advantage for a turbine model with four rotors. The researchers found, that the wind turbine wake recovers much faster with multi-rotor turbines, that multi-rotor turbines produce slightly more energy than single-rotor turbines, and that a turbine with four rotors as far apart as possible is the optimal construction.
From ribbon to scroll: Gaining shape control by electrostatics
New insights into how the molecular organization of charged molecules can be regulated to transform large-scale structures from ribbons to scroll-like cochleate structures could inform future drug-delivery strategies.
Super light dampers for low tones
A team of acoustic researchers has built macroscopic crystal structures that use internal rotation to attenuate the propagation of waves. The method makes it possible to build very light and stiff materials that can also 'swallow' low frequencies very well, as they report.
Fire blankets can protect buildings from wildfires
Wrapping a building in a fire-protective blanket is a viable way of protecting it against wildfires, finds the first study to scientifically assess this method of defense. Rigorous testing reveals that existing blanket technology can protect structures from a short wildfire attack, but for successful deployment against severe fires and in areas of high housing density, technological advancement of blanket materials and deployment methods, as well as multi-structure protection strategies, are needed.
New science on cracking leads to self-healing materials
Cracks in the desert floor appear random to the untrained eye, even beautifully so, but the mathematics governing patterns of dried clay turn out to be predictable -- and useful in designing advanced materials.
New production technique for high-performance polymer could make for better body armor
Using a new composite nanoparticle catalyst, researchers have shown they can make degradation-resistant PBO, a polymer used to make body armor and other high-performance fabrics.
Predicting the impact of climate change on bridge safety
Climate change will increase the frequency and intensity of natural hazards like flooding. In turn, floodwaters erode a bridge's foundation, creating scour holes that compromise the integrity of the structure. But to date, it's been possible to quantify that scour risk. A new model developed by civil engineering researchers takes a holistic approach combining climatology, hydrology, structural engineering, and risk assessment to determine the effects of climate change on bridges.
Hard as ceramic, tough as steel: Newly discovered connection could help design of nextgen alloys
A new way to calculate the interaction between a metal and its alloying material could speed the hunt for a new material that combines the hardness of ceramic with the resilience of metal.
Shape affects performance of micropillars in heat transfer
A researcher has shown for the first time that the shape of a nanostructure has an effect on its ability to retain water. This has important ramifications for heat transfer, which is important when it comes to performance in small electronics.
High-performance low-cost thermoelectrics
Researchers have reported the high-performance SnS thermoelectric crystals combining the desirable features of low-cost, earth-abundant materials and environmental friendliness. For the first time, they discovered the interplay of triple electronic bands leading to the high performance of thermoelectric SnS crystals, which is promoted by Se alloying. Furthermore, Se alloying plays a second important role in lowering the thermal transport.
Gel-like fluid designed to prevent wildfires
Scientists and engineers worked with state and local agencies to develop and test a long-lasting, environmentally benign fire-retarding material. If used on high-risk areas, the simple, affordable treatment could dramatically cut the number of fires that occur each year.
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