When grains of sand are stronger than steel

09 Dec 2016

The Straits Times, 9 Dec 2016 - A study conducted by the National University of Singapore has found that sand can absorb more than 85 per cent of the energy exerted against it. The study mentioned that sand could be harnessed to lessen bomb damage, or improve the fire resistance of doors and building structures. Dr Chan Chin Loong, SP’s lecturer at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, opined on the possibilities of using sand as a defence against terrorist attacks.









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