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Industrialized construction utilizes processes and techniques and most of all its characterized by producing components in a workshop that are later transported to their final location for their assembly. It is a different concept from traditional construction that moves production outside the construction site.
From churches that don’t degrade over time to swimwear that minimises the friction of the swimmer or packaging that repels its contents, nanotechnology is already sparking a veritable revolution in the development of new materials. Here we take a look at the sectors in which nanotech provides differential value versus those in which the "nano" label on consumer products is pure marketing.
The large nests of the sociable weaver, which house up to 500 individuals, are remarkable for their elaborate system of thermoregulation—while the central chambers retain heat, the outer chambers maintain lower temperatures. What lessons can the animal world teach us about techniques of sustainability?
While Native American tribes historically performed weather modification rituals that attempted to invoke rain, nowadays drones and electrical discharges are being used to create rainfall in the desert. But to what extent can these technologies be used to manipulate the weather?
The trillions of pieces of plastic floating on the surface of our oceans weigh the equivalent of 27 Eiffel Towers and will take hundreds of years to degrade. A team of scientists has created a polymer capable of decomposing in a week when exposed to sun and air.