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MIT Takes a Closer Look at Wood Construction

Boston's MIT students and researchers are doing their thing. The academic brain-trust at the Massachusetts university has contributed to society's progress in impressive ways and, perhaps, less august ways — the oxymoronic all-terrain wheelchair comes to mind....


Researchers Pursue Path to the Fuel of the Future

We all want to believe in perfect energy solutions. Clean, cheap and limitless energy for everyone. Nirvana, in a word. It isn't here yet, though fracking has produced some great leaps forward in energy production....


Wednesday Wrap-Up : November 1, 2017

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:New Mixture Could Strengthen Concrete Up To 15 PercentStudents at MIT have found a way to create stronger and more environmentally-friendly concrete....


New Mixture Could Strengthen Concrete Up to 15 Percent

Some MIT students have found a way to create stronger, more environmentally friendly concrete. A team of undergraduate students have learned that exposing plastic flakes to small amounts of gamma radiation, grinding them into dust and then mixing the dust with cement paste and fly ash will produce concrete that is up to 15 percent stronger than a traditional mixture, MIT News reported....


What Makes Concrete Crack? Researchers Look to Canadian Dam for Answers

Researchers from MIT's Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub), the University of New Brunswick and Oregon State University have teamed up to take a closer look at the durability of concrete in construction....


Officials Come Together to Discuss MIT Study on Construction Techniques

Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, held a roundtable event with Georgia state lawmakers, officials and members of the build and code communities to discuss a recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study entitled “A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric.” The study confirms the importance of using resilient construction techniques in regions prone to extreme weather events such as Hurricane Matthew....







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