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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.

Research Priorities Proposed For Making Concrete 'Greener'
2013-04-04 13:50:11

The challenge of making concrete greener—reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance—is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material—hard!


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.