Team from The University of Manchester and Nationwide Engineering laying the world’s first engineered graphene concrete in a commercial setting, just a couple of miles east of the ancient monument of Stonehenge, the new Southern Quarter gym in Amesbury’s Solstice Park. Credit: The University of Manchester/Nationwide Engineering First commercial pour […]

Rock-melting forces occurring much deeper in the Earth than previously understood appear to drive tremors along a notorious segment of California’s San Andreas Fault, according to new USC research that helps explain how quakes happen. The study from the emergent field of earthquake physics looks at temblor mechanics from the bottom up, […]

Exterior of Cold Tube demonstration pavilion. Credit: Lea Ruefenacht Chilled panels use less energy than conventional A/C and work in open spaces. Many people beat the summer heat by cranking the air conditioning. However, air conditioners guzzle power and spew out millions of tons of carbon dioxide daily. They’re also […]

A concrete wall on the coast of Japan. Careful engineering of low, plant-covered hills along shorelines can mitigate tsunami risks with less disruption of coastal life and lower costs compared to seawalls. In tsunami preparedness, it turns out there can be strength in beauty. Rows of green hills strategically arranged […]