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Landscapes Within

Sep 17, 2017
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Hybrid plastic and wood furniture Landscapes Within is a collection of furniture that contains visible inclusions of natural materials, combining the traditional craft of basketry with modern materials and processes. Created by furniture designer Wiktoria Szawiel, the simple stools, chairs,

Self-Healing Asphalt

Sep 10, 2017
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Crack-repairing bitumen The asphalt binder in a roadbed is continually degraded by environmental forces such as solar ultraviolet rays. In time, the material loses its adhesive ability to keep the surface particles intact. The roadbed eventually deteriorates as moisture permeates

Wood Foam

Sep 03, 2017
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Wood-based insulation Researchers at the Brunswick, Germany–based Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research have developed a new wood-based insulation material that consists of foamed wood particles. Aiming to create a more environmentally effective substitute for conventional petroleum-derived insulating products, the researchers

3D Weaver

Aug 27, 2017
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Three-dimensional woven textiles The 3D Weaver is a loom that produces three-dimensional textiles. Developed by designer Oluwaseyi Sosanya, the loom creates resilient textile structures in various patterns using a range of renewable feedstocks, such as paper, wool, and cotton. The

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