Daily Quiz (122)


A Slovenian startup created a new security system with integrated real-time facial recognition and “game-changing” ___ for home safety.


Scientists and engineers from the University of Nottingham have used what to create a process to coat polymer particles used in 3D printing?


A pilot program signed into law last month in Washington state will utilize state-of-the-art spray drone technology to do what?


The Galvanizers Association of Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology developed a new interactive map to track what in Australia?


Students at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa School of Architecture are learning to do what with 3D technology and artificial intelligence?


BMW revealed a new car design that combines ___ technology from BMW with a design from South African artist Esther Mahlangu.


The Royal Institute of British Architects surveyed over 500 members about artificial intelligence and found that nearly __ use AI to work on their projects?


A report from Gecko Robotics and Rho Impact details how robots and artificial intelligence can improve their data collection to help maintain what?


Habitat for Humanity celebrated its first-ever ___ homes in Newport News, Virginia.


A joint team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM has succeeded in testing coating drones to protect wind turbine rotor blades against what?


A team from RMIT University and the University of Melbourne is investigated the effects of what in 3D printed concrete?


Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that its powder coatings business will be partnering with a coating automation company to use what type of technology to help improve the coatings application process?


A specialty materials company based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has created a non-toxic programmable powder to make “smarter” what?


Three robotic dogs are set to begin a four-month ___ in Melbourne, Australia, where they will work in a purpose-built studio that includes docking stations where they “sleep.”


Hafnia announced that it will be using an artificial intelligence-assisted application 57 of its ships to help improve what?


Ship recycling company Leviathan is utilizing a large robotic arm, armed with __ powerful enough to slice through steel, to chop up the hulls of large ships that are no longer in use.


A team from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology has developed a new technology that can create multi-functional organic pigments by copying natural __ formation processes.


A researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington is working to develop a price estimation and visualization tool to assess and price contracts for what type of major jobs?


A team of scientists working with the European Space Agency began looking into how what can be used in paved roads and landing pads on the moon?


A team of researchers at Virginia Tech have been looking into how graphene can be produced using what to improve existing materials and technologies without adding too much extra mass?


True or False: Researchers from Flinders University used plasma jet technology to transform a blue-green microalgae into ultrathin bioactive coatings, which were ultimately found to be dangerous to use with medical devices.


A team of researchers at Aalto University in Finland have been studying ways to alter __ on a molecular scale to produce a surface with applications in a range of fields, including plumbing, optics and the auto and maritime industries.


A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan are developing sensors to monitor and help prevent damage to __ coatings.


Researchers at the University of Houston are reportedly developing an autonomous robot, meant to identify what during subsea inspections?


The University of Illinois’ Grainger College of Engineering is reportedly set to be the site of a new research and development center, dedicated to autonomous what?


The U.S. Department of Energy announced $46 million in funding to develop building technologies and ___ practices to cut energy waste emissions in residential and commercial buildings.


Researchers from Rice University are analyzing a material produced from forms of ___, which has the potential to be useful in next-generation microchips, quantum devices and other advanced technology applications.


A new liquid metal coating inspired by what from Tsinghua University in China can be used to build 3D structures and potentially create smart objects?


A team at the University of Texas at San Antonio is researching the impact of four new “permeable parking lots,” each made of different permeable material, in an effort to improve what?


A team from the New Jersey Institute of Technology is assessing the response of high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites with the goal of protecting buildings from what?


Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay have developed a new method for measuring coating performance, allowing for the quantification of what type of reaction rate?


A spinoff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology introduced a new automation workflow to monitor what using robotics and artificial intelligence?


True or False: Researchers from Drexel University and the State University of New York are examining how artificial intelligence can determine how damaged a concrete structure is.


Research from the University of South Wales is utilizing artificial intelligence and drones to enhance __ monitoring to help areas impacted by natural disasters.


Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first female architect, was awarded the 2023 Royal Gold Medal for architecture for her work toward __ self-build concepts for displaced populations.


Engineers at Northwest University have developed a sponge with the ability to remove what from water?


True or False: A team from Colorado State University was asked by the U.S. Green Building Council to design the framework of a residential electric vehicle charging plan.


HMG Paints Ltd. released a new collection of decorative paint colors to celebrate World Earth Day by using what?


Researchers developed a method for creating ultra-lightweight, waste-free concrete through what?


A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that introducing new materials into the ___ manufacturing processes could significantly reduce its carbon footprint.


KCC Corporation has developed the first artificial intelligence-based __ for the paint industry.


True or False: The Royal Canadian Navy’s ship inspection program announced that it will now use semi-immersive VR technology on-site.


Advanced Construction Robotics launched a new robot capable of lifting, carrying and placing up to 5,000-pound bundles of what?


The U.S. Navy announced that the Fleet Readiness Center East is integrating ___ metallizing technology to aid in reducing aircraft maintenance turnaround times and decreasing costs.


A team of researchers received a federal grant to explore capturing what in 3D-printed building materials?


A paint developed by two Arizona dads created a clear coating barrier system that prevents what?


Zentek Ltd. has recently announced the development of a novel corrosion protection technology based on functionalized what?


A new virtual reality laboratory allows students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology to study what through virtual models?


AzkoNobel Aerospace Coatings has teamed up with American Airlines to use ________ technology to deliver a new way of training painters.


True or False: A research team from the Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to make the 3D printing of glass faster for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


An all-dry polymerization technique uses reactive vapors to create what with enhanced mechanical strength, kinetics and morphology?


A new hospital facility in the United Kingdom is anticipated to be the first in the country to be built using what technology?


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration is preparing for the launch of what type of station?


A researcher from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College was recently awarded a grant to study a method for doing what on Mars?


After premiering a black and white color-changing car last year, German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW has unveiled that the technology can now change its exterior color in up to __ colors.


A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota has created a catalyst to convert resources like trees and corn into what?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its latest plan to lay out how it will work to protect __ with technology-based pollution limits.


Researchers found that a “space skin” could help protect spacecraft and satellites from ___, while also collecting energy for future use.


Engineering company Boston Dynamics recently showcased its latest technology, Atlas, which is what?


French startup Les Companions has been demonstrating a robot prototype that can do what?


Italian design studio Valerio Cometti + V12 Design unveiled new robotic technology capable of analyzing exterior facades and removing what?


The Florida International University received a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to research 3D printing of what?


Sherwin-Williams recently unveiled a new online tool for conceptualizing, visualizing and optimizing coatings projects for what?


Software development company RoboK AI recently announced that it won government backing to use drones to monitor what?


True or False: The Artemis I, which lifted off in November, is only the second moon-bound rocket to leave the Kennedy Space Center in 50 years.


Vecor Technologies recently presented work where _______ was incorporated into materials like concrete to reduce waste.


Researchers from the University of Nebraska won the NATO Innovation Challenge for its work using sensors to monitor what?


A research team from the University of Helsinki in Finland is developing thin films needed to handle new types of what sustainable technology?


A project from the University of Pittsburgh is creating a digital model of the new Fern Hollow Bridge by piloting a hexacopter drone for how long every two weeks?


Gecko Robotics recently entered a collaboration with an energy provider to offer ___ robotic inspection services across Europe.


Researchers from Washington State University recently shared that there may be a potential use for what in 3D printing?


The Michigan Department of Transportation recently utilized self-propelled modular transporters to move a bridge weighing _______, which is the second largest project of its kind in Michigan’s history.


Researchers from the University of South Australia have conducted tests to see how what part of a vehicle could be used in architecture?


The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that by 2025, there could be a total of __ million commercial and recreational drones flying in U.S. airspace.


Housing technology company Intelligent City Inc. reportedly raised $17 million to advance sustainable urban housing using mass timber, automation and what?


Everyrealm, a metaverse real estate development firm, is working with real estate advisory firm Alexander Team to launch “The Row,” a metaverse community made up of how many 3D landmarks?


Curtin University researchers are developing an artificial intelligence monitor to improve maintenance and prevent corrosion on what type of structure?


True or False: A Pittsburgh-based company recently released an autonomous coating system that can apply coatings to commercial buildings.


What is the non-abrasive cleaning method used where laser energy is focused and absorbed by the surface to produce favorable modifications?


True or False: Cornell University is now home to a 6,000-pound robot with 3D printing capabilities.


According to a recent JPCL article, what is the percentage of potential reduction in a ship’s CO2 emissions that can be achieved by employing a proactive hull cleaning system to prevent fouling buildup?


True or False: The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report urging the Department of Defense to take action to better protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.


A painting created by Polish-American artist Agnieszka Pilat and a robotic _______ sold for $40,000 in March at a charity benefit for Ukrainian refugees.


True or False: A mobile intelligent paint robot will be used to complete all painting work for a luxury high-rise residential project in Downtown Dubai.


An office building under construction at 555 Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan in New York City aims to beat the city’s 2030 carbon emission targets by what percentage?


A team of researchers from ETH Zurich successfully created a pre-cast concrete slab using 3D-printed formwork elements made from what?


True or False: The first “pandemic-ready” skyscraper, to be built in Florida, will maintain the health of its residents through the use of UV-ray disinfection robots.


True or false: Robotics company Petra created a rock boring-robot that can bore through any rock type, except for granite and dolostone.


Habitat for Humanity announced the completion of its first home entirely constructed using a 3D printer, which was constructed in how long?


A new mural painted in Florida by Dutch artist Leon Keer takes up 1,500 square feet and uses what technology for additional viewing?


At the end of November, infrastructure firm Webuild Group announced that its tunnel boring machine had excavated more than ___ over three and a half years.


Following the growing concern of disturbing animal habitats in Minnesota, researchers worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to deploy deterrent technology to discourage ____ from coming near bridge construction.


Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has coated the Peljesac Bridge in Croatia with technology that will allegedly give the bridge a service life of how many years?


True or False: Software firm Trimble recently announced the release of a robotic dog with a 3D laser scanner, which would help users navigate challenges in the environment.


Hadrian X, a robot created by FBR Limited, has used clay blocks to complete its first ____ structure.


This year, German airline company Lufthansa and global chemical company BASF announced a new surface coatings technology inspired by what marine creature?


A research team at the University of Idaho has been awarded nearly $4 million to turn ___ into 3D-printed building construction materials.


Where is the Waterjet Technology Association headquartered?


A professor from the Queensland University of Technology has created a way to better protect buildings from collision and high-impact damages using material commonly found in what?


True or False: The first-ever 3D concrete printed bridge is currently on display in Venice, Italy.


In an effort to improve the affordability of houses, a team of engineers from Oklahoma State University recently worked to successfully 3D-printed what?


German company Kewazo reported recently that it had created a material-handling robot capable of what?


Through Clemson University, contractors are now able to enroll in a five-module course for certifications in what type of technology?


Dubbed “printfrastructure,” 3D-printing technology will be tested in the United Kingdom to create concrete for a project on what type of infrastructure?


True or False: The U.S. military recently invested in 3D printing to build barracks in Texas using a mixture of sand, cement and super phosphate.


Which company recently announced its development of the patent-pending prototype module, PFFtag?


True or false: Walking robot units can last approximately 60 minutes on a charge and can navigate 60 cm height obstructions and traverse uneven terrains.


According a recent JPCL article on robotics in marine work, all should be considered when choosing a robot except:


Thanks to the Apprenticeship Works program offered by the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University and partner Applied Systems & Technology Transfer (AST2), sailors aboard U.S. Navy ship USS Tulsa will now have access to:


Robotics researchers from what university were recently reported to be developing exoskeleton legs capable of “thinking and making control decisions” using artificial intelligence technology?


Researchers from what university recently reported that they’ve begun developing a new drone technology to help predict what areas and specific pipes are at risk of water loss through corrosion?


True or false: C-Fab is a printing method that allows material to solidify in open space, creating a matrix of polymer in virtually any shape.


What is the name of a recently developed autonomous disruptive technology, designed to perform maintenance, inspections and repair on underwater infrastructure?


Physiological monitoring platform Kenzen is testing out a new, wearable smart device to monitor the following except:


True or false: The Construction Specifications Institute, Inc. and ASTM International have finalized an agreement to link CSI’s Uniformat standards and ASTM’s E1557 standards within Crosswalk, a web service of the CSI-owned Construction Information Network, LLC, and a platform that integrates CSI classifications into construction technology.


True or false: Last year, crews in Shanghai’s eastern Huangpu district “walked” an historic school building to avoid demolition.


True or false: The FAA recently launched a second program focusing on integrating unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system.


NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, recently tapped what local college to help research 3D-printing technologies?


Rail officials working on South Florida’s $2.7 billion, 170-mile Brightline high-speed rail extension were able to shave its project timeline by utilizing what technology?


True or false: Statistical data from a recent study suggest that greater precision of DFT measurements can be obtained using the scanning method over the traditional SSPC-PA 2 method.


In what country was a project to build five 3D-printed houses recently announced?


What German scientist developed silicate paint in the 1800s?


 
 
   

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