Ceramic sensors for bridges

Ceramic sensors could be used to monitor stress in bridges and other building infrastructure. Researchers say conductive abilities make this a promising material for self-sensing and structural health monitoring applications. “A ceramic that becomes more or less...

Graphene as a sustainable building material

Graphene as a sustainable building material? Combining jute and graphene as a new composite material could a create strong and sustainable building material. “Scientists have combined graphene and jute to form a new composite material that is strong, durable and...

Nanodiamonds are forever

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are combining nanodiamonds with two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide layers and breaking them to create a self-generating, very-low-friction dry lubricant that lasts so long it...