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A wooden and glass school

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French architectural studios Bond Society and Daudré-Vignier & Associés designed a wooden school on three principal notions: spatial quality, functionality and sustainable demand. The elementary school, named after author and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, consists ...

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An experimental living building

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A joint initiative from the Universities of Newcastle and Northumbria (UK), the OME is an experimental biological house in which new biotechnologies can be tested in a domestic setting. Part of the so-called Hub for ...

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Saving energy with a smart liquid window

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Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore developed a smart ‘liquid window’ that can block sunlight to keep a building cool and also absorb heat to gradually release it to cut energy bills. Windows ...

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A completely recyclable wind turbine blade

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Spanish-German company Siemens Gamesa developed a wind turbine blade that is completely recyclable. At end-of-life, the material can be separated and be reused. Wind power is one of the most important ways to generate renewable ...

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A continuous sheet of mushroom leather

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Researchers at the Finnish VTT Technical Research Centre managed to develop technology that enables the continuous manufacturing of mycelium leather sheets by the meter to make the material better applicable to industrial roll-to-roll production. Mycelium ...

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Smart laser cutter system detects different materials

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Researchers at MIT developed a smart laser cutter system called SensiCut that can differentiate between 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces and workshops. Laser cutters can quickly and precisely cut metals, woods, papers, and plastics ...

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