PdCl2 Ink PdCl2 Ink
Contours Contours
Mnemosyne Mnemosyne
Wearable Battery Wearable Battery
biomaterials Ecor

Ecor

Ecor is a 100% USDA-certified bio-based material composite that can be engineered to custom specifications. Ecor transforms abundant, low cost cellulose fiber resources such as paper, newsprint, cardboard, or agricultural fibers into finished products. Ecor is both a flexible and durable material with a variety of potential applications across multiple […]

ceramics CRT Glass Tile

CRT Glass Tile

Whatever happened to all your old computer monitors and TVs? According to Paul Burns with Fireclay Tile, hundreds of millions of pounds of discarded cathode ray tube (CRT) glass now occupy landfills, given old televisions’ and computer monitors’ unpopularity. CRT glass was developed for projecting images onto a screen, and […]

metals Phenix PX

Phenix PX

3D Systems’ Phenix PX platform is a collection of proprietary Direct Metal 3D Printers that print chemically pure, fully dense metal and ceramic parts from very fine powders with the granularity of 6 to 9 microns. Materials include stainless steel, tool steel, super alloys, non-ferrous alloys, precious metals and alumina […]

polymers PdCl2 Ink

PdCl2 Ink

PdCl2 Ink is a carbon-emission detecting pigment developed by UK-based designer Lauren Bowker. PdCl2, or Palladium Chloride, is a common catalyst in carbon monoxide detectors. The chromic dye responds to the presence of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere, making a reversible color change from yellow to black. Bowker’s invention speaks […]

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PdCl2 Ink
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PdCl2 Ink

PdCl2 Ink is a carbon-emission detecting pigment developed by UK-based designer Lauren Bowker. PdCl2, or Palladium Chloride, is a common catalyst in carbon monoxide detectors. The chromic dye responds to the presence of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere, making a reversible color change from yellow to black. Bowker’s invention speaks […]

Contours
feature / textile

Contours

Contours is a series of interactive tapestries created by Bare Conductive in collaboration with Fabio Antinori and Alicja Pytlewska. Commissioned by the MAK Museum of Applied Arts and Contemporary Art in Vienna, Contours is intended to be a large-scale metaphor for the idea of breathing life into a textile skin. […]

Mnemosyne
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Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne is a modular interactive LED system for expansive architectural surfaces. Part of Oslo-based Nullohm’s Responsive Elements range, Mnemosyne is the latest iteration of the company’s so-called “Dobpler” interfaces. Mnemosyne responds to the movements of passersby in real-time, mapping their silhouettes as light shadows. The robust system is suitable for […]

Wearable Battery
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Wearable Battery

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed an energy-storing fabric that acts as a wearable battery. The fabric is made of a nickel-coated polyester yarn that collects current, a polyurethane binder, and a polyurethane separator. Unlike previous wearable electronics technologies, the new fabric can be […]

CRT Glass Tile
feature / glass

CRT Glass Tile

Whatever happened to all your old computer monitors and TVs? According to Paul Burns with Fireclay Tile, hundreds of millions of pounds of discarded cathode ray tube (CRT) glass now occupy landfills, given old televisions’ and computer monitors’ unpopularity. CRT glass was developed for projecting images onto a screen, and […]

Self-Regenerating Polymer
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Self-Regenerating Polymer

Researchers at Spain’s Center for Electrochemical Technologies (CIDETEC) have created a polymer capable of self-repairing at room temperature without the need of any catalysts or any external stimulus. After being cut in half, the material is able to regenerate itself in just two hours, fully recovering its mechanical properties. This […]

Convex Aero
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Convex Aero

British Columbia-based Nathan Allan Glass Studios has unveiled the latest version of its Convex series: Aero. Reminiscent of undulating quicksilver, Aero exhibits a fluid, organic texture with multiple optical layers. The gun metal version combines properties of traditional glass, such as transparency and reflectance, with the luster and opacity of […]

Crystal
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Crystal

Crystal is a collection of hundreds of crystals of light that brighten when touched. Designer Daan Roosegaarde developed Crystal to enhance the functionality of the floor as a surface, inviting participants to interact with the horizontally-placed illuminated objects in order to communicate their own stories. Each crystal has embedded LEDs […]

Phenix PX
metals

Phenix PX

3D Systems’ Phenix PX platform is a collection of proprietary Direct Metal 3D Printers that print chemically pure, fully dense metal and ceramic parts from very fine powders with the granularity of 6 to 9 microns. Materials include stainless steel, tool steel, super alloys, non-ferrous alloys, precious metals and alumina […]

Soft Light
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Soft Light

Soft Light is a soft and flexible light shade made of foamed polyurethane. Resembling a calabash pumpkin, its curvaceous shape conjures a familiar appearance for a thoroughly synthetic and industrialized device. Soft Light can be placed in unused spaces like cavities in furniture, or to fill a void in one’s […]