New construction method to strengthen concrete

An Arizona State University professor is promoting a new idea to help strengthen concrete and cut down on construction costs. Barzin Mobasher and his team have come up with a certain set of calculations engineers can use to simplify the process of mixing fibers into concrete, which can take the place of steel rebar. The fibers also give concrete the ability to withstand higher levels of tension. Mobasher shares his methods with Arizona Horizon.

Sponsor message:

In this segment:

Barzin Mobasher, Arizona State Professor

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

American Masters: N. Scott Momaday

Scott Momaday American Master

Delve into the mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday on "American Masters," Monday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m.

Celebrating Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary

Sesame Street

Sesame Street is celebrating 50 years of entertaining kids around the world on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. on Arizona PBS.

'The Ornament of the World' explores the world of medieval Spain

Discover a story from the past that is especially relevant today: a remarkable time in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences.