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Biological Concrete

Aug 20, 2017
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Bio receptive concrete panels The Structural Technology Group at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has developed a new type of concrete that supports the growth of small mosses, fungi, lichens, and microalgae. The multilayered material is composed of two

Plag

Aug 13, 2017
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Recycled HDPE vessels Plag represents designer Waël Seaiby’s noble effort to upcycle the disposable plastic bag. Approximately one million such bags are used each minute across the globe, and over 90 percent wind up in landfills. Most are made of

Artichair

Aug 06, 2017
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Artichoke thistle chair The artichoke thistle is an edible plant that has been harvested in central and western Mediterranean regions since ancient times. One of the most prevalent plant species in Greece, the artichoke thistle is well adapted to dry

Self-Healing PUU

Jul 30, 2017
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Self-healing poly(urea-urethane) elastomer Self-healing plastics automatically restore themselves when damaged. These materials conventionally mend broken bonds with the aid of an external stimulus, such as light, heat, or changing pH level. Scientists at Spain’s IK4-CIDETEC research center have created a

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