Jul 11, 2023Comments off

Pollutant-absorbing paint Ecopaint is a paint that soaks up some of the most noxious gases from vehicle exhausts. The paint is designed to reduce levels

Glass Paint

Apr 22, 2023Comments off

Silica-based coating Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab have developed an alternative to polymer-based paint by creating a durable, reflective, and inexpensive replacement

Printable Nanosensors

Feb 20, 2019Comments off

Printable sensors that indicate material deformation Yeadon Space Agency creates electrically conductive composite materials using carbon nanotube–based inks. The nanotube coatings are durable and moisture


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

Van Gogh Path

Apr 22, 2018Comments off

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

Smart Paint

Apr 08, 2018Comments off

Paint that monitors structural health Scientists at Glasgow’s University of Strathclyde have developed a Smart Paint for monitoring the physical health of the structures it

Propolis Vessels

Oct 01, 2017Comments off

Bio-resin coated receptacles Propolis is a biodegradable resin collected by honeybees for patching beehive openings. Its color varies with its particular botanical origins, although brown

E Ink Prism

May 14, 2017Comments off

Programmable color ink tiles Buildings consist primarily of materials intended to be static and homogeneous. Meanwhile, digital interfaces are typically used episodically in interior spaces,


Dec 24, 2011Comments off

Printing with bacteria A course at the Department of Microbiology at the University of Wageningen taught Jelte van Abbema how to handle bacteria and their

Helicone HC

Aug 15, 2010Comments off

Liquid crystal effect pigments Unlike commonly known inorganic-effect pigment technologies such as interference and metallics, Helicone HC is based on a purely organic polymer. It