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17 Sep 2015

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Using drones to monitor infrastructure damage
Researchers at the University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, and BAE Systems are fitting drones with remote sensing systems and cameras to map damage to transportation infrastructure.

Pens filled with high-tech inks for Do It Yourself sensors
Researchers at the University of San Diego have developed a bio ink that can be used to monitor a range of factors including air quality.

‘Museum of the Future’ to be built in Dubai using 3D printing construction techniques
Dubai is set to start building a $136 million museum and innovation lab using 3D printing technologies.

Group creates light-emitting electrochemical cell for use in textiles
Researchers in China have developed an electrical cell that can be woven into fibres opening opportunities for wearable electronics.

Natural products provide good acoustic properties for plasterboard
Acoustic properties of agroforestry waste orange pruning fibers reinforced polypropylene composites as an alternative to laminated gypsum boards.

New nanoparticle paint makes tough self-cleaning surfaces
Researchers at University College London and Dalian University of Technology develop new hard-wearing paint technology.

This Plastic Bottle House Turns Trash into Affordable Housing in Nigeria
How unwanted plastic bottles are creating sustainable and beautiful housing in Nigeria.

Building an Earthquake Resistant Home
Researchers at Stanford University build an earthquake proof house.

Toward Methuselah – long-living lighting devices
Researchers at Basel and Valencia Universities have developed a new light-emitting chemical cells that open opportunities for the next generation of lighting technologies.

Process for improving durability of glass identified
UCLA engineer co-authors study that could lead to longer-lasting fiber optics, display screens and cement structures.

A Molecule From Plants and Trees Could Make Our Roads and Roofs ‘Greener’
Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions.

New kind of ‘tandem’ solar cell developed
Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun’s energy.

Ali Nicholl
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Innovation Network Manager @BRE_Group helping companies to innovate within the built environment. All opinions my own.

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