Best Engineering Photography of 2012 Is Explosively Awesome

There is nothing more awe-inspiring than the sight of a city being built — or destroyed. And that's the point of the photographs in the Engineering News-Record's collection of the best photographs from last year. Check out some incredible shots of enormous machines, magnificent engineering projects, and the people… » 3/13/13 11:02pm 3/13/13 11:02pm

Two new building materials that could defend cities against earthquakes…

Imagine if bridges were made with cement that could repair itself in an earthquake. And ships were coated in a protective shell that could patch itself if damaged by debris. We're closer than you think. Here are two kinds of self-healing materials that could revolutionize the way we build cities and vehicles. » 3/11/11 8:00am 3/11/11 8:00am