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Vegetated roof mats undergo testing in Canada to develop wind uplift standards


  • Daily Commercial News

Researchers in Canada have been conducting wind uplift tests on vegetated roof assemblies to develop standards for wind resistance. The move entails exposing VRAs to a chamber fan mechanism that is si… Read More

International Space Station is a venue of continuous experimentation


  • CNN

Since 2000, astronauts have been working continuously on the International Space Station with obscure experiments that have potential practical applications here on Earth and occasionally go viral onl… Read More

Video: Pair "mixes" it up for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


  • KGO-TV (San Francisco)

Bags of ice were poured into the charge hopper of a concrete mixer, and then a mother and son stood in front of the main chute -- all for the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit amyotrophic lateral sclero… Read More