Construction Connect » A new bridge will be built in California this summer. That’s hardly earth-shattering news. But this one will be different. Thanks to the work of researchers at Purdue University, this bridge will use concrete that has been infused with microscopic-sized nanocrystals from wood. The idea is that the nanocrystals will make the concrete stronger so that less of it is needed.
KTBS » This process is called the Precast Reinforced Concrete Pavement whereby the pavement is cast in another location. This is the first time the process has been tried in the State of Louisiana, but the Federal Highway Administration has had success with the process in other parts of the country.
Thomasnet.com » OC Robotics snake-arm robots look like something a Spider-man villain would invent. In reality, the gadget have made such an impression on the engineering industry that GE Aviation bought the U.K.-based robotics manufacturer in June 2017. GE believes that the robots, which have already been used for tunnel-boring inspections, will have a vast array of applications.