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DysCrete

Nov 18, 2018No Comments

Energy-generating concrete DysCrete is a dye-sensitized energy-generating concrete made by coating prefabricated concrete components with layers of organic dyes held in suspension. Dye-sensitized solar cells (DYSCs) rely on a photoelectrochemical process to convert light into

Nanocellulose Solar Cell

Nov 11, 20181 Comment

Solar cell made from trees Although artificial solar cells are designed to emulate the natural process of photosynthesis, they could not be more materially different from the plant leaves they mimic. Typically made from silicon,

Continuous Function

Nov 04, 2018No Comments

Jute-composite furniture Technology transfer is a potent vehicle for design; it is a productive strategy that involves co-opting the materials or methods from one discipline for another. For example, architects have long held an interest

PneuSystems

Oct 28, 2018No Comments

Cellular pneumatic membrane PneuSystems is a modular, air-supported surface designed to function as a lightweight, adaptable architectural skin. Developed by research and design firm RVTR, the project was inspired by membranes in natural organisms as

Light Printing

Oct 21, 2018No Comments

Volumetric light deposition Demonstrating that matter is not the only printable feedstock, Light Printing is a method to create light volumes in space. A robotic arm drives a light source via prescribed movements in front