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Pneumatic Biomaterials Deposition

Oct 22, 2017No Comments

Water-based fabrication of biomaterial structures Researchers at MIT have realized a technique for printing gel-based structures modeled after the principles of biological construction. The water-based

Self-Healing Asphalt

Sep 10, 2017No Comments

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

Biological Concrete

Aug 20, 2017No Comments

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

Biomimicry

Jul 02, 2017No Comments

3D printed polyamide seat With the aid of 3D printing, designer Lilian van Daal’s Biomimicry chair represents a more sustainable alternative to the conventional furniture

BioBrick

May 07, 2017No Comments

Biologically grown masonry The standard architectural material palette consists of many energy-intensive materials, such as brick masonry and concrete. In contrast, nature exhibits notable strategies

BacillaFilla

Apr 16, 2017No Comments

Concrete-healing microbial patch BacillaFilla is an engineered microbial glue developed to repair cracks in concrete that can cause catastrophic structural failure. The result of a

Biobulb

Apr 02, 2017No Comments

Microbe-powered light Increased interest in the capability of bioluminescent organisms, which emit light by way of chemical reaction, has inspired some scientists to propose methods

Starlight Avatar

Feb 26, 2017No Comments

Autoluminescent plant Biotechnology company Bioglow has produced the first genetically engineered light-emitting plant. Like glowworms, fireflies, and other naturally occurring autoluminescent organisms, the plant can

Flight-Assembled Architecture

Jan 29, 2017No Comments

Flying machine-enabled construction Flight Assembled Architecture is a process in which flying machines construct prototype building structures. Developed by ETH Zürich professor Raffaello D’Andrea and

Smog Free Project

Jan 15, 2017No Comments

Air purifying tower that creates compressed smog Netherlands-based Studio Roosegaarde has created what it calls the largest vacuum cleaner for smog in the world. Designed