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Harnessing Nuclear Power: From Discovery to Application

The history of nuclear energy spans many centuries or decades, depending on how you look at it. It was the ancient Greek philosoph...
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Indispensable Materials Series Part 9: Liquefied Natural Gas, A Rising Energy Source

Whether you’re turning on a light, cooking dinner, or cranking up the heat on a cold winter night, chances are liquefied natural...
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Building to the Skies: How the Elevator Changed History

From 124 floors up on the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, it feels like you can see for eternity. The desert city of Dubai s...
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“Hi, Raemian” Brings Smart Home Essentials to Life

Connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), and the “internet of things (IoT)” are concepts no longer considered novelties. A ...
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Strong and Steady: Building Quake-resistant Structures

The tall buildings that we see towering over the skyline of many major cities are built to withstand vertical loads generated from...
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Indispensable Materials Series Part 8: Palm Kernel Shells, a High-potential Renewable Energy Resource

A few years ago, people would not have believed if you had told them that palm kernel shells (PKS) would one day become a promisin...
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Understanding Power Plants: How They Work Like the Human Body

Power plants are massive, sprawling structures that are considered the backbone of almost all industries in modern society. They l...
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Indispensable Materials Series Part 7: Coal, Still a Formidable Player

Anyone who has studied the Industrial Revolution will remember learning about the rapid rise of coal and its pivotal role in power...
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Bricklaying Robots and Printed Houses: The Future of Construction

How much time would you need to build a house of around 400 square feet from scratch? Perhaps a few months, involving a crew of wo...
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Bridges Across the Mersey: The Past, Present, and Future

56 years after the Silver Jubilee Bridge opened, residents of Cheshire have a new option to cross the historic river Mersey. Spann...
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How the Shipping Container Reshaped Global Trade

We now have at our fingertips a legion of goods we can order from countries outside of our own. Books, snacks, clothes, you name i...
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Traverse the Impassible with These Impressive Tunnels

Dating back to the first successful construction of a tunnel below a navigable water way with the Brunel tunnel built under the Th...