A joint project by the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh in the UK (with industrial support from Ove Arup and Corus) involved modelling and testing the behaviour of composite steel-concrete floor plates as a fire cools down.
Scientists in Italy have developed organic light-emitting transistors (OLETs) that are said to be 10 times more efficient than those previously reported and twice as efficient as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The technology could be used to fabricate monitors with improved resolution and may enable the development of electrically pumped organic laser devices using transistors with no loss of light.
Bricks, grown at room temperature from bacteria, sand, and urea, could drastically reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint, their developer claims, at the American University of Sharjah in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Opening its doors for the first time in over 20 years for World Metrology Day, the UK’s National Physical Laboratory in Teddington took a noble stab at enlightening the public on the crucial role materials and their measurement play in everyday life.