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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 material. The result of a research collaboration between Blond &

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 circular Fresnel lenses, which magnify the screen images. The screens

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 liquid-filled, elastic skin with sophisticated tactile sensing. Developed by SynTouch

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 inherent mechanical properties. Like many material scientists, Barthelat is intrigued

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 the ambient air temperature rises. The Air Flow(er) references the