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  • Could future spaceships be built with artificial 'bone'?

    Could future spaceships be built with artificial 'bone'?
    How do you make a light, low-density material without compromising its strength? It’s a conundrum that has plagued engineers and builders looking for tough, durable materials that don’t weigh them down. Now, using a high-tech 3D printer,...
  • Property of the Week: 47 Garrett Road

    Property of the Week: 47 Garrett Road
    Hoffman Farms is a community of mostly million dollar houses spread out across one of the highest hilltops in Canton. Wild turkey and deer still feel very much at home in the fields and forest surrounding the homes. Pristine and quiet, this was the...
  • A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

    A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando
    We still can't see a whole lot of what's going up at Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. That construction wall is maddening to anxious Potterheads, who must wait until summer for unveiling and exploration. Park...
  • Google, Lego bring bricks to the Web with Build With Chrome

    Google, Lego bring bricks to the Web with Build With Chrome
    Building a Lego creation is now as easy as opening your Web browser. Google and the Danish toy company have teamed up to create Build With Chrome, a website users can visit using the Chrome Web browser to build Lego models. The site can be accessed...
  • UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings

    UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings
    The University of California has released to Los Angeles city officials a list of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during an earthquake. The release was significant because it gives city officials the first...
  • UC releases list of 1,500 buildings; big step for L.A. quake safety

    UC releases list of 1,500 buildings; big step for L.A. quake safety
    The University of California’s release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles marks a key step in the city’s efforts to improve earthquake safety. Now the hard part begins. University of California...
  • For Los Angeles, list is a first step toward improved quake safety

    For Los Angeles, list is a first step toward improved quake safety
    The University of California's release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles marks a key step in the city's efforts to improve earthquake safety. Now the hard part begins. UC researchers spent several years compiling...
  • A mosaic-loving family's journey of many tiles

    A mosaic-loving family's journey of many tiles
    The transformation started simply enough, with a molded ceramic tile of a flower framed by Celtic tracery. Neither Aziz nor Louise Farnam can recall now where they found the periwinkle square, but, at their son Amiel's urging, they glued it to the...
  • Install ceiling tiles

    One of the first do-it-yourself projects we attempted was installing patterned ceiling tiles over a less than lovely drywall ceiling pockmarked with small cracks. We were amazed at how that simple improvement added warmth and style to an otherwise...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss earthquake safety, older concrete buildings

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss earthquake safety, older concrete buildings
    Join Times staff writer Rosanna Xia for a discussion at 9 a.m. Monday about the University of California's release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles. The release of the data marks a key step in L.A.'s efforts to improve...
  • Will County capitulates on concrete recycling facility

     Will County capitulates on concrete recycling facility
    Ten months after soundly rejecting plans for a concrete recycling operation, Will County Board members approved an agreement allowing the facility at a Wheatland Township quarry near Naperville and Bolingbrook. The agreement between the county and...