Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself by Jonathan Watts In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the global building industry will have poured...
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The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is launching a campaign to diversify its predominantly white and male workforce. (Courtesy Flickr)

Construction industry launches campaign to diversify national workforce

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), a group that represents thousands of construction workers and contracting firms nationwide, is launching a campaign to diversify its predominantly white and male workforce. By Ali Oriaku The Associated General Contractors of...
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Scientists create temperature regulating fabric

Temperature regulating fabric is a smart material capable of warming up a person when they’re cold and cooling them down when they’re hot. Rima Sabina Aouf Researchers at University of Maryland have invented a smart material capable of warming up a person when...
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