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Structures like bridges and railways play a vital role in communities and monitoring their structural health is a key aspect of public safety. Traditionally, that has been a labori[...]
Since the beginning of recorded time, river deltas have played an important role in human history. Ancient human civilizations began thanks to the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates del[...]
Water treatment is very important for public health. Cleaning the water protects us from dangerous pathogens and other threats – including heavy metals. There are many different me[...]
Traditionally, structural and construction materials have been reinforced using synthetic fibers, such as geosynthetics, polymer fibers, and metallic fibers. Most of these are petr[...]
The study of the way substances interact is the basis for many fields of science and engineering, e.g., how chemicals interact is the basis for chemical engineering. The fluid-stru[...]
Engineers have been stabilizing the ground for centuries – even the Romans did it – but all the common methods used today come at a high cost and aren’t very envi[...]
Land surveyors already use a lot of high-quality technology – including GPS receivers, 3D scanners and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – to help them take accurate measurement[...]
Cyber Alert for A&E Firms: 50+ Firms Infected On the Same Day, Impacted Firms Down for a Week. An A&E vendor in the tri-state area inadvertently infected 50+ A&E firms [...]
Tunnels were initially constructed around 3,000 years ago mainly for defensive purposes. The invention of dynamite in 1867 by inventor Albert Nobel blasted the construction of tunn[...]
Wood has always been an essential building material. It is a sustainable material and carbon-negative – meaning it takes CO2 out of the air while growing. People have been building[...]
Nanotechnology sometimes sounds like something from a science fiction movie. There is often confusion about what they are and what they do. What they are is simple. The range of th[...]
Precast concrete is an excellent building material that has recently seen more use in the United States. Its extensive use in earthquake prone areas like eastern Europe and central[...]