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Pattern Transfer Nanomanufacturing

Mar 10, 2019No Comments

Flexible nanoparticle film generation University of South Carolina scientists have developed an innovative “misuse” of magnetic recording technology with intriguing possibilities. The technology is conventionally used for data storage; the new application fabricates sophisticated materials by

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Çurface

Mar 03, 2019No Comments

Recycled coffee-based polymer composite Nearly half the biomass of coffee cherries, which are processed to make coffee beans, is discarded as waste. Although various methods to reuse coffee grounds exist, such as composting or converting coffee

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Foamglas

Feb 24, 2019No Comments

Cellular glass thermal insulation Thermal weak spots in building facades, known as thermal bridges, often thwart the goal of more energy-efficient architecture. Buildings commonly exhibit linear thermal bridges at key structural connections, such as at the

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Printable Nanosensors

Feb 20, 2019No Comments

Printable sensors that indicate material deformation Yeadon Space Agency creates electrically conductive composite materials using carbon nanotube–based inks. The nanotube coatings are durable and moisture resistant, and they retain their conductive capacity when stretched or strained,

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NewspaperWood

Feb 17, 2019No Comments

Reverse-processed lumber NewspaperWood reverses the production process of making paper by making a wood-like material out of newspapers. NewspaperWood feedstocks include both pre- and postconsumer recycled paper from printing presses in Eindhoven, Netherlands, where the material

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Waterlicht

Feb 03, 2019No Comments

Immersive aqueous projection Waterlicht allows viewers to witness the impossible: a flooded Amsterdam—without water. The immersive light painting is a virtual flood, demonstrating what Netherlands would be like without dikes. The artwork consists of undulating lines

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NeWool

Jan 27, 2019No Comments

DIY biocomposite textile Cook.to.Design is a playful approach to DIY materials in which anyone can experiment with materials to develop new products. Politecnico di Milano designers Giada Lagorio, Valentina Rognoli, and Marta Rink have used the

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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 coal, are considered complex fluids. They can attain a jammed state

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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 dumped in landfills. Although there are many formats of engineered lumber

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Spring Wood

Dec 30, 2018No Comments

Flexible incised solid wood Spring Wood makes use of strategically located cuts to impart solid wood with flexibility. Modern techniques to bend wood, used to create bent plywood furniture, include steaming and lamination. In LaRo Design’s