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Living concrete made of bacteria and sand

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Researchers of University of Colorado Boulder in the US are working on a way to revolutionise building materials, by combining sand and bacteria to build a living material that has structural load-bearing and biological function. ...

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A performance running shoe made of tree, beans and algae

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Sportswear brand Reebok developed a plant-based performance running sneakers made with castor beans, eucalyptus tree and algae foam. Called Forever Floatride Grow, the shoe aims to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics in footwear. According ...

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A mural created by mud-spraying drones

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In a live performance in Brussels, Belgium, architectural firm MuDD Architects created a mural made by mud-spraying drones. On 29 November 2019, MuDD Architects showcased their mud-spraying drone by spraying a 15m tall façade damaged ...

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Solar steam generation system produces clean water from salt water

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Researchers at Monash University in Australia developed a solar powered steam generation system that produces clean water from salty water with almost 100 per cent salt removal. Worldwide, an estimated 844 million people do not ...

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A 3D printed habitat made with local, reusable materials

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Italian 3D printing company WASP and Mario Cucinella Architects designed a circular housing model, created using entirely reusable, recyclable materials made from the local terrain. Called TECLA, the housing model was developed using in-depth research ...

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Artificial leaf produces clean gas

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge developed an ‘artificial leaf’, which uses only sunlight to produce a type of gas that is currently produces from fossil fuels, and which could eventually be used as a ...

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