Joe DiBucci

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We Tested Drinks That Say They'll Help You Pass a Drug Test

The results shocked us!<p>When it comes to balancing a professional life with even a casual weed habit, American stoners have a delicate line to walk. Despite being recreationally legal in nine states and medicinally legal in 29, the federal ban on marijuana consumption means employers across the …

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

These monster machines are changing the world of construction

6 monster machines that are changing construction:<p>#1 The ScreedSaver BOSS 240 smoothes out concrete using rollers and blades. It uses GPS to ensure accuracy.<p>#2 The Hunklinger makes bricklaying much quicker. It lays 1,000 bricks of any size and shape per hour!<p>#3 This $100 million monstrous excavator …

The material that built the modern world is also destroying it. Here’s a fix

Piscataway, New Jersey<p>Remarkably, the material that built the first modern civilization remains key to building today’s global economy. The cement we use in 2017 is not so different from the stuff used to build the concrete dome of the Roman Pantheon in 125 AD.<p>What has changed is that today we use …

Engineering

Here’s how worried construction workers should be about robots

Robots could eliminate almost one in three construction jobs over the next two decades, experts predict.<p>Mace, an international consultancy and …

Construction Industry

Prohibited’s Honest Weed Vape Is the “Swiss Army Knife” of Vaping

The 5th Degree won’t waste your time by pretending you want to puff on floral potpourri.<p>The e-cigarette giant VMR may have been having a bit of fun …

Cannabis

A green builder's dream green home

This article was originally published in issue 20 of Passive House Plus magazine. Want immediate access to all back issues and exclusive extra …

Home Improvement

The Ancient Romans' Concrete Recipe Could Help Us Beat Back Rising Seas

"It's the most durable building material in human history, and I say that as an engineer not prone to hyperbole."<p><i>(Image: Drilling out a sample of an ancient Roman concrete structure in Portus Cosanus, Tuscany, in 2003.</i>)<p>Ancient Roman concrete was more durable than any developed before or since. …

Ancient Romans were way better at making concrete

The ocean didn't break it down— it only made it stronger.<p>What have the Romans ever done for us? Yeah, yeah, they gave us sanitation, roads, aqueducts, public order, wine, and education. But then they couldn’t be bothered to write down the recipe for their <i>insanely</i> durable concrete.<p>So here we …

7 Sets Of Concrete Coasters That Will Protect Your Table While Looking Stylish

Coasters should be a staple in any home that has a table or surface that could be ruined by a condensation ring forming around a cool beverage. Using …

Landscaping

Outdoor Side Table From Two 2x4s and a Bag of Concrete

In this Instructable I'll show you how to make an Outdoor Side Table with a concrete top from just two 2x4's and a bag of concrete. I actually built …