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Transparent Armor

Dec 23, 2018Comments off

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

Colorspaces

Dec 16, 2018Comments off

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

Liquid Crystal Elastomer

Dec 09, 2018Comments off

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

Vermilion Sands

Dec 02, 2018Comments off

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

Porous Glass

Nov 25, 2018Comments off

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

DysCrete

Nov 18, 2018Comments off

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

Nanocellulose Solar Cell

Nov 11, 2018Comments off

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

Continuous Function

Nov 04, 2018Comments off

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

PneuSystems

Oct 28, 2018Comments off

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,

Light Printing

Oct 21, 2018Comments off

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