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  • German Company Makes Glow-in-the-Dark Concrete

    Yes, it's true: glow-in-the-dark concrete now exists, thanks to German-based manufacturer Kann and its NightTec Leuchtsteine pavers.

  • Fujifilm Corp. Generates Electricity from Body Heat

    The desire to harness more diverse, low-grade sources of renewable power has resulted in a curious new technology from Fujifilm Corp.: a thermoelectric material that produces electricity from body heat.

  • A Visit to Coop Himmelb(l)au's Akron Art Museum

    On a recent trip to Ohio, Blaine Brownell got the opportunity to visit the Akron Art Museum designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au and compares it to the Busan Cinema Center in South Korea.

  • Strongest Silica Nanofibers Yet Made in England

    Scientists in the UK have developed what may be the strongest silica nanofibers known, Blaine Brownell reports, with potential uses in the marine, aviation, and security industries.

  • The Superomniphobic Surface

    One of the most intriguing areas of innovation in materials science concerns the development of high-performance coatings. A new coating from the University of Michigan can repel water and harmful chemicals, Blaine Brownell reports.

  • New Nanocomposite Acts as a Super Light Absorber

    One of the most intriguing dimensions of nanoscale research concerns the blurring between matter and energy, says Blaine Brownell. A new super light absorber could be applied to energy-harvesting and sensing techniques.

  • Below the Law

    A subtle addition to UC Berkeley's School of Law digs into an existing courtyard to make room for a mix of communal spaces.

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  • The 2012 Evergreen Awards: Rice Fergus Miller Office and Studio

    An architecture and planning firm breathes new life into an abandoned automotive center and wins the Commercial Interiors category of the 2012 Evergreen Awards.

  • 2012 Evergreen Award Winning Firm: Ross Barney Architects

    A Q&A with the firm behind the James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, the Evergreen Award winner in the New Construction category.