Engineers test effects of fire on steel structures, nuclear plant design


Ten years after 9/11, researchers at Purdue University are continuing work that could lead to safer steel structures such as buildings and bridges and also an emerging type of nuclear power plant design. “I want…

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Engineers discover nanoscale balancing act that mirrors forces at work in living systems


Related images(click to enlarge) A delicate balance of atomic forces can be exploited to make nanoparticle superclusters that are uniform in size — an attribute that’s important for many nanotech applications but hard to accomplish,…

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