Concrete

DysCrete

Nov 18, 2018No Comments

Energy-generating concrete DysCrete is a dye-sensitized energy-generating concrete made by coating prefabricated concrete components with layers of organic dyes held in suspension. Dye-sensitized solar cells

Lightning-Processed Co...

Electrodynamic fragmentation-based concrete recycling Although it is possible

Oct 07, 2018

Smart Concrete

Stress-detecting concrete Smart concrete is capable of sensing

Jul 29, 2018

Mineral

Morphable Structures

Jan 20, 2019No Comments

Jammed pseudo-solid materials Jamming is a phenomenon that allows certain complex fluids to behave like solids when their density increases. Granular materials, like sand or

Transparent Armor

Ultrahard spinel glazing material Spinel, or magnesium aluminate,

Dec 23, 2018

Ceramic Paper

Elastic vanadium pentoxide paper Ceramics are among the

Aug 12, 2018

Metal

Vermilion Sands

Dec 02, 2018No Comments

Living canopy system Vermilion Sands is a living ceiling composed of foliated geotextile modules. The system consists of a steel pipe structure and a grid

Exo

Thermobimetal structural shell Exo is a vertical structure

Oct 14, 2018

Air Flow(er)

Thermally regulated ventilation system The Air Flow(er) is

Aug 26, 2018

Wood

Shavings

Jan 13, 2019No Comments

Pressed sawdust furniture Sawdust and other types of sawmill residues are typically treated as undesirable by-products of the timber industry and are often incinerated or

Spring Wood

Flexible incised solid wood Spring Wood makes use

Dec 30, 2018

Nanocellulose Solar ...

Solar cell made from trees Although artificial solar

Nov 11, 2018

Plastic + Rubber

Liquid Crystal Elastomer

Dec 09, 2018No Comments

Flexible polymer network with liquid crystal ordering Liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) are shape-responsive materials that can react to stimuli in the environment. These materials are

PneuSystems

Cellular pneumatic membrane PneuSystems is a modular, air-supported

Oct 28, 2018

Tunable Material

Liquid film with switchable properties Dynamic natural processes

Aug 05, 2018

Glass

Porous Glass

Nov 25, 2018No Comments

Moisture-absorbing plaster inclusion Porous Glass is a flake-based glass material for incorporation in plaster. Made of Vycor glass, which is 95 percent silica, porous glass

Bendable Glass

Fracture-resistant glass At McGill University’s Laboratory for Advanced

Sep 02, 2018

Vascular Skin

Responsive membrane window Hydrogels are polymeric materials capable

Jul 15, 2018

Paint + Paper

Colorspaces

Dec 16, 2018No Comments

Robotically crafted murals Colorspaces are robotically crafted drawing installations devised and fabricated by Berlin-based Sonice Development. An autonomous machine with the capacity to move on

Van Gogh Path

Photoluminescent paving surface The Smart Highway project, developed

Apr 22, 2018

Smart Paint

Paint that monitors structural health Scientists at Glasgow’s

Apr 08, 2018

Fabric

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

Algaemy

Color-changing microalgae dye Algaemy is a project that

Sep 23, 2018

Orimetric

Rubberized origami textile Orimetric is a flexible, structured

Jun 10, 2018

Light

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

Digital

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

BioTac

Fluid-filled tactile sensor BioTac emulates the sensory capability

Sep 09, 2018

M-Blocks

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

May 27, 2018

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