A new type of metamaterial promises to be super-light and incredibly strong.
Lessons Learned from the Design and Construction of an Open Area Test Site (OATS) and Sound Measurement Building
How do you construct a building without metallic components of any kind? When you are engineers charged with overseeing the design and construction of an Open Area Test Site (OATS) for your company, you find out very quickly how to build a structurally sound facility while still keeping the area free of reflective materials.
Scientists at Harvard University have created robots that use sensors, a few set of rules and environmental signals to build pyramids and other structures. The team was inspired by termites and their ability to work self-sufficiently without communication or a leader.