Graphene Coating

Anti-Corrosive Coating Being Developed With Graphene

Technology firm Applied Graphene Materials is partnering up with Sherwin-Williams to develop a new anti-corrosive coating material using high material graphene. Graphene is a densely packed layer of carbon atoms that are linked together in a hexagonal honeycomb structure. There will be many uses for the new coating including protecting ship hulls below the water line. In ship hull applications the graphene coating will also increased the ship hulls lubricity allowing the ship to travel at higher speeds and improving fuel efficiency. […]

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Polymer Damage Detector

New Polymer Additive Reveals Microscopic Damage

A new polymer additive will allow engineers to detect damage to steel long before a visual examination would reveal deterioration. The creators imbed tiny capsules of uv sensitive dye into a polymer, when the base material is damaged the capsules release the dye allowing engineers to detect microscopic damage. This will be especially helpful for systems where microscopic damage can quickly have massive ramifications. Read more here.

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Shanghai Tower

Second Highest Skyscraper is Completed in Shanghai

Construction was recently concluded on the second tallest building on earth after 6 years of construction. The building stands a whopping 2,073 feet above Shanghai, China and cost an estimated $2.3 billion dollars. The skyscraper features a unique design that twists 120 degrees in order to cut down on the effects of wind on the building. The building is officially recognized as the worlds second tallest building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat following Dubai’s Burj Khalifa […]

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