Petroski: Nanotech for safer skyscrapers

from the if-only dept.
In an op/ed piece in the Washington Post (and other papers including the San Jose Mercury News) on the Sept 11 attack on the World Trade Center, well-known engineering expert and Duke Univ. professor Henry Petroski points out that strong materials made possible using nanotechnology might provide the framework for fire-resistant skyscapers. Petroski authored the popular book "To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design", among others.

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