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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nanocellulose Solar Cell

Nov 11, 2018No Comments

Solar cell made from trees Although artificial solar cells are designed to emulate the natural process of photosynthesis, they could not be more materially different