Lightning-Processed Concrete

Oct 07, 2018No Comments

Electrodynamic fragmentation-based concrete recycling Although it is possible to recycle concrete, the process typically involves breaking the material down into aggregates that are used as

Smart Concrete

Stress-detecting concrete Smart concrete is capable of sensing

Jul 29, 2018

Watershed Block

Cement-free concrete masonry unit Watershed Block is an

Jul 01, 2018


Ceramic Paper

Aug 12, 2018No Comments

Elastic vanadium pentoxide paper Ceramics are among the oldest materials manipulated by humans, and their properties of rigidity and brittleness are quite familiar. Scientists at


Bricks made from salvaged building materials WasteBasedBrick originated

Feb 04, 2018


Graphene-based aerogel Aerogel is a type of material

Nov 26, 2017



Oct 14, 2018No Comments

Thermobimetal structural shell Exo is a vertical structure that makes use of the smart properties of thermobimetal, a coupling of two metal alloys that exhibit

Air Flow(er)

Thermally regulated ventilation system The Air Flow(er) is

Aug 26, 2018

Crisscross Signal Spir...

Municipal communications beacon The Crisscross Signal Spire is

Aug 19, 2018


Nanocellulose Solar Cell

Nov 11, 2018No Comments

Solar cell made from trees Although artificial solar cells are designed to emulate the natural process of photosynthesis, they could not be more materially different

Rising Canes

Bamboo and rope structural system Rising Canes is

Sep 30, 2018


Seaweed insulation Throughout much of the year, Mediterranean

Dec 10, 2017

Plastic + Rubber


Oct 28, 2018No Comments

Cellular pneumatic membrane PneuSystems is a modular, air-supported surface designed to function as a lightweight, adaptable architectural skin. Developed by research and design firm RVTR,

Tunable Material

Liquid film with switchable properties Dynamic natural processes

Aug 05, 2018

Photoluminescent Biopl...

Light-emitting biopolymer Bioplastics offer a broad range of

Jun 24, 2018


Bendable Glass

Sep 02, 2018No Comments

Fracture-resistant glass At McGill University’s Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration, Professor Francois Barthelat researches natural structures such as nacre and teeth to understand their

Vascular Skin

Responsive membrane window Hydrogels are polymeric materials capable

Jul 15, 2018


Solar energy harvesting window Global energy demand continues

Apr 29, 2018

Paint + Paper

Van Gogh Path

Apr 22, 2018No Comments

Photoluminescent paving surface The Smart Highway project, developed by Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans, envisions responsive roadways that employ energy, light, and data to create safer

Smart Paint

Paint that monitors structural health Scientists at Glasgow’s

Apr 08, 2018


Architectural-scale robotic printer The Facadeprinter creates large murals

Mar 25, 2018


Continuous Function

Nov 04, 2018No Comments

Jute-composite furniture Technology transfer is a potent vehicle for design; it is a productive strategy that involves co-opting the materials or methods from one discipline


Color-changing microalgae dye Algaemy is a project that

Sep 23, 2018


Rubberized origami textile Orimetric is a flexible, structured

Jun 10, 2018


Light Printing

Oct 21, 2018No Comments

Volumetric light deposition Demonstrating that matter is not the only printable feedstock, Light Printing is a method to create light volumes in space. A robotic

Non Linear

Flexible interconnected lighting system Non Linear is a

Jul 22, 2018

Swing Time

Interactive illuminated playscape Swing Time is an illuminated

Jul 08, 2018


Discovery Wall

Sep 16, 2018No Comments

Circular lens-based digital display The Discovery Wall is a display wall composed of circular pixels. Mini LCD screens are set in a grid pattern behind


Fluid-filled tactile sensor BioTac emulates the sensory capability

Sep 09, 2018


Self-assembling robotic cubes M-Blocks are simple cubic robots

May 27, 2018

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