New Type of Cement Could Offer Environmental Protection, Lower Cost

Source: phys.org Published: April 29, 2016 By Oregon State University If widely adopted, a new approach to making cement could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, help address global warming, produce a more durable concrete, and save...

Looking to Light Highways with Light-Emitting Cement

Source: phys.org Published: May 6, 2016 Light-emitting cement by Investigación y Desarrollo In order to light roads, highways or bicycle lanes without electricity, Ph.D. José Carlos Rubio, from Michoacan’s University of San Nicolas Hidalgo, UMSNH in Spanish, created a...

How a Simple Orange Peel Sucks Mercury from Oceans

Source: redorbit.com Published: October 23, 2015 Feature Image: Thinkstock By Chuck Bednar Researchers from Flinders University have accidentally discovered a technique to remove toxic mercury from water using a material made entirely of industrial waste and orange...

World’s Thinnest Light Bulb Created from Graphene

Source: livescience.com Published: June 15, 2015 When a current was run through strips of graphene that were placed across a trench of silicon, the result was light emission. (Image: © Young Duck Kim/Columbia Engineering) By Jesse Emspak Graphene, a form of carbon...