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Labeling Wood Products for a Greener World

Why Using Forest Products is Good for Forests

$10 Million Grant Awarded for Biomass Consortium

A Salty Tale of Wood Damage Research and Discovery

Research on Electronic Components Made from Wood Continues to Advance

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Bridges, homes, and other wooden structures in remote areas can require the time-consuming task of professionals physically traveling to and from the structures for periodic termite infestation inspections. Convinced there had to be a better way, researchers from the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) investigated the use of remote sensing technologies to monitor the structural components of bridges and homes and transmit the findings to the internet cloud for interpretation. Early detection of termite activity could dramatically reduce the costs...view  »

The NewsLine 2015, Volume 14, Issue 2 includes:

  • Deck Demise: Corroded Fasteners Pose Hidden Dangers
  • 折叠梯好用吗?:2021-6-12 · 选择折叠梯要考虑的2个因素 竹节伸缩梯的基本特点及注意事项 使用人字梯进行高空作业需要注意哪些事项?铝合金伸缩梯哪家好?怎么选购 在选购铝合金梯子时需要进行哪些检查工作呢?如何选择好用的家用折叠梯?在使用可折叠梯子时要注意哪些事项?
  • Turning Research into Reality: Demo House Showcases Energy-Efficient Engineering
  • "Landmark Book" Covers Nondestructive Testing of Wood
  • more ...

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These New Computer Chips Are Made From Wood Smithsonian Magazine
June 3rd, 2015

UW Researchers Design Wood-Based Computer Chip Channel 3000
June 2nd, 2015

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