Argonne scientists discover new way to diagnose cracks in concrete | Argonne National Laboratory

A chemical reaction that causes concrete to crack and deteriorate can now be identified without harm, according to Argonne scientists. (Image by Shutterstock / Budimir Jevtic.) Although they are built to last for decades, bridges, dams, nuclear plants and other concrete structures are far from indestructible. One culprit is the alkali-silica reaction (ASR), often referred … Continue reading Argonne scientists discover new way to diagnose cracks in concrete | Argonne National Laboratory

How Argonne and local scientists played a role in developing the Covid pill

From the onset of the pandemic, scientists got to work. Some developed a vaccine to prevent illness, others began fashioning a drug formulation to …How Argonne and local scientists played a role in developing the Covid pill

Report: Radiation From Japan Found In Chicago Area

WARRENVILLE, Ill. (WBBM/CBS) — Low levels of radiation from Japan have now been discovered in the Chicago area, according to a new published report. As WBBM Newsradio 780's Lisa Fielding reports, the Daily Herald says Warrenville-based Exelon Nuclear has discovered trace amounts of radioiodine-131, a radioactive isotope associated with the damaged nuclear plants in Japan, … Continue reading Report: Radiation From Japan Found In Chicago Area