Engineering

Nano-engineered sealer leads to more durable concrete

A nanomaterials-engineered penetrating sealer developed by Washington State University researchers is able to better protect concrete from moisture and salt—the two most damaging factors in crumbling concrete infrastructure ...

Energy & Green Tech

Passive solar could furnish a third of home heating needs

Skylights are an aesthetically pleasing design choice, but they're also an underappreciated source of sustainable heat energy for buildings, according to a new study from UO researchers.

Energy & Green Tech

Growth of wind energy points to future challenges, promise

Advances in adapting the technology for cold climates and offshore use and better methods for predicting wind conditions have fanned significant growth of the use of wind turbines for electricity in the last 40 years. A new ...

Energy & Green Tech

New car heating technology gives zero emissions

Zemission has developed a zero-emission catalytic burner for heating in electric and hybrid vehicles. The device will promote the uptake of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) by increasing their driving range.