The centuries-old Maya metropolis continues to surprise.
Columnist Blaine Brownell visits the great plaza in Tikal National Park, where ongoing archaeological research is evolving contemporary understanding of the Maya civilization.
The cultural project represents contemporary architecture that celebrates its local context.
The 1978 civic project in Guatemala City is an example of architecture whose forms reflect and celebrate local history.
The process of strengthening the natural fibers makes them suitable for use as conductors in smart textiles.
A newly patented method of strengthening natural fibers opens up new materials as electrical conductors in smart textiles.
Gabions filled with crushed concrete could reverse the effects of fertilizer runoff on water bodies.
Passing water through a filter of crushed concrete removes excess phosphorus and prevents the growth of unwanted plant life and algae, say researchers at the University of Southern Denmark.
Hot-Tubes are designed to improve warm-air circulation in high-ceiling spaces.
Hot-Tubes, the project of a Portland, Maine–based inventor, circulates warm air more efficiently in high-ceiling spaces.
Light and radio waves can pass through this coating, bringing wireless capabilities further indoors.
A polyurethane paint infused with the ultra-strong nanomaterial lets both light and radio waves permeate glass coated with the novel finish.