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“Programmable” Cement Particles Make For Stronger Concrete

Concrete Particles

Researchers at Rice University have developed a technique to control the shape of particles in cement, leading to stronger, more durable and more environmentally friendly concrete(Credit: Multiscale Materials Laboratory)

Although we’ve been using concrete for hundreds of years, the recipe can always use some improvement. Researchers at Rice University have found a way to “program” cement particles into specific shapes in order to make concrete that’s stronger, less porous, and more environmentally friendly. [ Read More ]

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