Could the answer to concrete cracks and erosion be found in nanotechnology? Jon Belkowitz, a concrete specialist at Stevens Institute of Technology, is working with nano silica to enhance the mechanical properties of concrete. "Through the use of nanostructure characterization tools, we now have the ability to gain a better understanding of the hydrated cement matrix that makes up concrete," he said. Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, N.J.) (6/9)

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