Engineering

Researchers using AI to design more sustainable concrete

As a building material, concrete withstands the test of time. Its use dates back to early civilizations, and today it is the most popular composite choice in the world. However, it's not without its faults. Production of ...

Energy & Green Tech

We can't afford to just build greener; we must build less

As the built environment takes center stage at COP26, the scale and urgency of the climate crisis and of the industry's responsibility to address it comes into focus. A recent report from the UN's Global Alliance for Buildings ...

Engineering

World first concept for rechargeable cement-based batteries

Imagine an entire 20-storey concrete building that can store energy like a giant battery. Thanks to unique research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, this vision could someday be a reality. Researchers from ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Nanomaterials enable dual-mode heating and cooling device

Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a dual-mode heating and cooling device for building climate control that, if widely deployed in the U.S., could cut HVAC energy use by nearly 20 percent.

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