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Flexible real gold

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Swiss jeweller and watchmaker Giberg developed a flexible 14-carat real gold for jewellery. Called AutoTwist, the material was developed with experts in the field of micro-vulcanisation over several years of intensive research. It consists of ...

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The world’s first 3D printed concrete film studio

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Designer Philipp Aduatz, in collaboration with set designer Dominik Freynschlag and 3D concrete printing manufacturer incremental3d, 3D printed a film studio of concrete. The concrete wall was printed using a special mortar based on white ...

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A solar panel that looks like a ceramic roof tile

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Italian company Dyaqua developed solar panels that look like real terracotta roof tiles. While solar panels are necessary for the energy transition, their aesthetics are a reason some people don’t want them, or why they ...

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A brick made of recycled construction waste

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Scottish start-up Kenoteq developed a brick made of recycled construction waste that has a carbon footprint of less than 5% of a traditional clay brick. Traditional bricks have a large carbon footprint because the clay ...

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Ceramics made of egg shells and algae

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Argentinian designer Cynthia Nudel designed ‘bioceramics’, artful objects made of eggshells and brown algae. According to Nudel, this project arises from a conflict between two concerns: on one hand, her passion for traditional ceramics and, ...

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Eyewear made of recycled clothes

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German start-up Kleiderly recycles waste clothing into a new material that they use to make sunglasses. There is 5.5 kilograms of textile waste per person in Europe, annually. Around 80 per cent is made of ...

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