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Durable Roman Concrete Provides Green Inspiration
2013-06-05 08:43:38

An international team of geologists and engineers have found inspiration in ancient Rome for their quest to make a greener and more durable concrete.

2011-12-12 23:27:43

It's no surprise that humans the world over use more water, by volume, than any other material.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.