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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 the British and French Crown Jewels. Spinel occurs naturally 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 vertical surfaces applies paint to a designated area using a

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 biocompatible and can be used as scaffolds for tissue engineering

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 of aircraft cables from which the modules are suspended. Each

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 dramatically enhances plaster’s ability to absorb, store, and release moisture.