The Concrete Can Be Much Stronger With Plastic Bottles

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The world consumes billions of water bottles — every year. Of those, only 1 of 5 is recycled. Fortunately, a handful of MIT students have developed a solution to this problem, and it involves repurposing waste plastic bottles to reinforce concrete....

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Mystery of Roman Concrete Solved by Scientists

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Some 2,000 years after they were first erected, Ancient Roman harbors made from concrete are still standing across Europe. Meanwhile, more modern constructions have proved far less durable.

Finally, scientists have solved the puzzle of what ...

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Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture

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As anyone who's ever visited Italy knows, the ancient Romans were master engineers. Their roads, aqueducts, and temples are still holding up remarkably well despite coming under siege over the centuries by waves of sacking marauders, mobs of tourists...

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Los Angeles Office Tower Launched With Record Concrete Pour

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Construction workers in downtown Los Angeles finished laying the foundation for a planned 73-story skyscraper expected to be the tallest west of the Mississippi River as they completed the world's largest continuous pour of concrete, reported news ag...

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