Engineering

Measuring the bond strength of thin coatings

Coating protects structural materials from harsh environments. It is vital for things such as gas turbines, where components can reach high temperatures, or first walls in nuclear fusion reactors. The limited thickness and ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

One material with two functions could lead to faster memory

In a step toward a future of higher performance memory devices, researchers from National Taiwan Normal University and Kyushu University have developed a new device that needs only a single semiconductor known as perovskite ...

Engineering

Why building collapses are all too common in Lagos

The rising status of Lagos as an emerging megacity and a commercial nerve center in sub-Saharan Africa has come with a number of challenges. One of these is the safety of buildings.

Computer Sciences

Doubling the performance of visual recognition AI

Prof. Sunghoon Im, from the Department of Information & Communication Engineering, DGIST, developed an artificial intelligence(AI) neural network module that can separate and convert environmental information in the form ...

Engineering

World's first 3D-printed steel footbridge unveiled by robot

The bridge, which is over four years in the making and is led by Dutch company MX3D, will be a "living laboratory" in Amsterdam's city center. Using its vast network of installed sensors, Imperial College London researchers ...

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Structure

Structure is a fundamental and sometimes intangible notion covering the recognition, observation, nature, and stability of patterns and relationships of entities. From a child's verbal description of a snowflake, to the detailed scientific analysis of the properties of magnetic fields, the concept of structure is an essential foundation of nearly every mode of inquiry and discovery in science, philosophy, and art.

A structure defines what a system is made of. It is a configuration of items. It is a collection of inter-related components or services. The structure may be a hierarchy (a cascade of one-to-many relationships) or a network featuring many-to-many relationships.

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