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In the hope of finding a cost-efficient, earthquake-proof housing structure in the earthquake-prone Yunnan province, a research team from Chinese University discovered that clay debris from homes that collapsed in previous earthquakes could be used to rebuild houses.
Currently, the researchers are working on a way to test the predictability of protective ceramic thermal barrier coatings used in jet engine turbine blades to better determine an estimated expected lifespan of the turbine blades.