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Defective plastics repair themselves

— 6 Apr 2011 17:01 | Technology

It can be a total surprise: car tires burst, sealing rings fail and even your dearly beloved panton chair or your freely oscillating plastic chair develops cracks and the material gets…

Wireless nano sensors could save bridges, buildings

— 10 Apr 2010 11:52 | Technology

Could inexpensive wireless sensors based on nanotechnology be used to alert engineers to problematic cracks and damage to buildings, bridges, and other structures before they become…

Self-healing concrete for safer, more durable infrastructure

— 23 Apr 2009 12:54 | Technology

A concrete material developed at the University of Michigan can heal itself when it cracks. No human intervention is necessary - just water and carbon dioxide…

Fitter frames: Nanotubes boost structural integrity of composites

— 27 Mar 2009 14:55 | Technology

A new research discovery at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could lead to tougher, more durable composite frames for aircraft, watercraft, and automobiles. Epoxy composites are increasingly…

Glass you can build with

— 24 Mar 2009 17:30 | Technology

The normal structure of metals is crystalline. Glass, on the other hand, is amorphous. But it's possible to make amorphous forms of metal, metallic glasses, which can be remarkably…

Avalanches - triggered from the valley

— 3 Dec 2008 06:28 | Physics

Everybody knows that skiers swishing down steep slopes can cause extensive slab avalanches. But there is a less well known phenomenon: A person skiing a gentle slope in the valley triggers…

Scientists study cracks in brittle materials

— 21 Nov 2008 13:48 | Physics

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is part of an international team of scientists that is learning more about how cracks form in brittle materials. The team used both computer modelling…

Software for safe bridges

— 3 Nov 2008 15:52 | Technology

There are roughly 120,000 bridges in Germany. In order for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to cross them safely, they must be regularly inspected for damage. An image processing…

First full 3D view of cracks growing in steel

— 21 Jul 2008 16:12 | Technology

A team of researchers from the University of Manchester (United Kingdom), the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Lyon (France) and the ESRF has revealed how a growing…

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