Light-emitting biopolymer Bioplastics offer a broad range of characteristics suitable for design and architectural applications. Architect Peter Yeadon experiments with various configurations of bioplastics and
Gas-reduction ironmaking process Although steel is the most recycled material globally, steel manufacture is still energy-intensive and exhibits a high carbon footprint. Scientists at the
3D textile-clad furnishings Poli is a lounge chair and ottoman set designed by Producks Design Studio in collaboration with textile designer Mika Barr. Each piece
Freeform 3D wall printing Branch Technology has developed a systemic approach to 3D printing mesh structures that function as the backbone of a wall assembly.
CO2 infusion-based plastic coating CO2 has a negative reputation for its significant contribution to global warming. However, CO2 also exhibits some positive features that may
Concrete with spatially varying microstructure Functionally graded materials, or materials with spatially varying composition or microstructure, are ubiquitous in nature. Examples include human bones, palm
Solar energy harvesting window Global energy demand continues to increase, and U.S. electricity demand alone is expected to grow 40 percent by 2032. According to