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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

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Transparent Armor

Dec 23, 2018No Comments

Ultrahard spinel glazing material Spinel, or magnesium aluminate, is a durable ceramic material found in some of the world’s most renowned gemstones—such as rubies in the British and French Crown Jewels. Spinel occurs naturally in both

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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 vertical surfaces applies paint to a designated area using a marker.

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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 biocompatible and can be used as scaffolds for tissue engineering that