Concrete is a pervasive material in the built environment, with a presence in buildings and other infrastructure. Maintaining its physical health requires near-constant monitoring. Researchers continue to work on efficient systems to handle that task.
bittbox/Flickr Concrete is a pervasive material in the built environment, with a presence in buildings and other infrastructure. Maintaining its physical health requires near-constant monitoring. Researchers continue to work on efficient systems to handle that task.

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland have developed a system of electrodes and a sensing skin that spots and images cracks in concrete surfaces.

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