"Wood" You Like to Recycle Concrete?
Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science, a part of The University of Tokyo, have developed a new procedure for recycling concrete with the addition of discarded wood. They found that the correct proportion of inputs can yield a new building material with a bending strength superior to that of the original concrete.This research may help drastically reduce construction costs, as well as slash carbon emissions.Concrete consists of two parts, aggregate-- gravel and
crushed stone--and cement. It's the production of cement that is blamed for a
large amount of the carbon dioxide humans release into the atmosphere.
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Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time
A drug molecule "invented" by artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in human trials in a world first for machine learning in medicine.It was created by British start-up Exscientia and Japanese pharmaceutical firm Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma.The drug will be used to treat patients who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Typically, drug development takes about five years to get to trial, but the AI drug took just 12 months.Exscienta chief executive Prof Andrew Hopkins described it as a "key milestone in drug discovery".
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