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M-Blocks

May 27, 2018No Comments

Self-assembling robotic cubes M-Blocks are simple cubic robots that propel themselves through space without any conspicuous moving parts. Developed by scientists at MIT’s Computer Science

SolarWindow

Apr 29, 2018No Comments

Solar energy harvesting window Global energy demand continues to increase, and U.S. electricity demand alone is expected to grow 40 percent by 2032. According to

Van Gogh Path

Apr 22, 2018No Comments

Photoluminescent paving surface The Smart Highway project, developed by Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans, envisions responsive roadways that employ energy, light, and data to create safer

Flectofin

Apr 15, 2018No Comments

Fiber-reinforced plastic with differentiated stiffness The Flectofin is a hingeless flapping apparatus inspired by the deformation principle found in the plant Strelitzia reginae, a flowering

Pointelist

Mar 11, 2018No Comments

Plug-in-play building monitoring system Researchers at KieranTimberlake have developed a Wireless Sensor Network to monitor building performance and behavior. Seeking to make buildings as climate

Lotus

Feb 11, 2018No Comments

Smart foil responsive surface Lotus is a responsive surface made of pieces of smart foil that fold open in response to human proximity. When one

WasteBasedBrick

Feb 04, 2018No Comments

Bricks made from salvaged building materials WasteBasedBrick originated in Eindhoven, Netherlands, home to the Design Academy, where Tom van Soest was a student. He noted

Solar Roadways

Jan 28, 2018No Comments

Electricity-generating solar road modules To be most effective, solar power requires an expansive area for energy harvesting as well as a limited distance across which

Solar Activated Facade

Jan 21, 20181 Comment

Solar thermal glass and wood cladding system Conventional facades attempt to decouple the building interior from the exterior. The Solar Activated Facade (SAF) is designed

Fibonacci’s Mashrabiya

Jan 14, 2018No Comments

Fractal-based environmental screen Mashrabiya is an Arabic term for a type of bay window with carved wooden latticework. A traditional element of Arabic architecture, the