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Algaemy

Sep 23, 2018No Comments

Color-changing microalgae dye Algaemy is a project that investigates the potential of microalgae as a pigment in textile printing. All patterns consist of living, self-harvested

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

Sep 09, 2018No Comments

Fluid-filled tactile sensor BioTac emulates the sensory capability and physical qualities of the human fingertip. The design consists of a rigid core enveloped by a

Bendable Glass

Sep 02, 2018No Comments

Fracture-resistant glass At McGill University’s Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Bioinspiration, Professor Francois Barthelat researches natural structures such as nacre and teeth to understand their

Air Flow(er)

Aug 26, 2018No Comments

Thermally regulated ventilation system The Air Flow(er) is an active ventilating surface. The zero-energy apparatus consists of an assemblage of flowerlike modules that open as

Crisscross Signal Spire

Aug 19, 2018No Comments

Municipal communications beacon The Crisscross Signal Spire is a twenty-first-century signal tower composed of internally illuminated vertical tubes. Situated in Boston’s historic Dudley Square, the

Ceramic Paper

Aug 12, 2018No Comments

Elastic vanadium pentoxide paper Ceramics are among the oldest materials manipulated by humans, and their properties of rigidity and brittleness are quite familiar. Scientists at

Tunable Material

Aug 05, 2018No Comments

Liquid film with switchable properties Dynamic natural processes are inspiring a new generation of adaptive material technologies. The tears that coat human eyes, for example,

Smart Concrete

Jul 29, 2018No Comments

Stress-detecting concrete Smart concrete is capable of sensing the increase of stresses and early formation of cracks in concrete. This capacity is achieved by adding

Non Linear

Jul 22, 2018No Comments

Flexible interconnected lighting system Non Linear is a system of modular LED luminaires made of transparent acrylic. The individual lighting components consist of 1″-thick machined