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M-Blocks

May 27, 2018No Comments

Self-assembling robotic cubes M-Blocks are simple cubic robots that propel themselves through space without any conspicuous moving parts. Developed by scientists at MIT’s Computer Science

C-Fab

May 20, 2018No Comments

Freeform 3D wall printing Branch Technology has developed a systemic approach to 3D printing mesh structures that function as the backbone of a wall assembly.

CO2-Impregnated Polymers

May 13, 2018No Comments

CO2 infusion-based plastic coating CO2 has a negative reputation for its significant contribution to global warming. However, CO2 also exhibits some positive features that may

Functionally Graded Printing

May 06, 2018No Comments

Concrete with spatially varying microstructure Functionally graded materials, or materials with spatially varying composition or microstructure, are ubiquitous in nature. Examples include human bones, palm

SolarWindow

Apr 29, 2018No Comments

Solar energy harvesting window Global energy demand continues to increase, and U.S. electricity demand alone is expected to grow 40 percent by 2032. According to

Van Gogh Path

Apr 22, 2018No Comments

Photoluminescent paving surface The Smart Highway project, developed by Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans, envisions responsive roadways that employ energy, light, and data to create safer

Flectofin

Apr 15, 2018No Comments

Fiber-reinforced plastic with differentiated stiffness The Flectofin is a hingeless flapping apparatus inspired by the deformation principle found in the plant Strelitzia reginae, a flowering

Smart Paint

Apr 08, 2018No Comments

Paint that monitors structural health Scientists at Glasgow’s University of Strathclyde have developed a Smart Paint for monitoring the physical health of the structures it

Augmented Skin

Apr 01, 2018No Comments

Hybrid concrete casting system Augmented Skin is a custom casting process that enables the creation of complex objects and building components. The technique utilizes different

Facadeprinter

Mar 25, 2018No Comments

Architectural-scale robotic printer The Facadeprinter creates large murals by firing paintballs onto walls. The software-controlled robot consists of a two-axis turntable and a pressurized air-based