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A 3D printed airless basketball

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Sports equipment manufacturer Wilson Sporting Goods developed a 3D printed airless basketball. Called Airless Gen1, the ball consists of a 3D printed polymer lattice structure, rather than inflation. The basketball nearly fits the performance specifications ...

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Biotextiles as light diffuser

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For the 2023 exhibition of the Mindcraft Project, Natural Material Studio used their biotextiles in lighting objects to diffuse and spread light. The textiles are made of a mixture of biopolymers, natural softeners and chalk. ...

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Sugarcrete: a sweet concrete alternative?

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Researchers at the University of East London (UEL) in the UK developed a low carbon material called Sugarcrete, made of sugarcane. Sugarcane is the world’s largest crop by production volume. When the material is processed ...

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A 4D knitted dress

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Researchers at MIT Self-Assembly Lab along with Ministry of Supply have combined several technologies to create a garment that is sculpted to create a personalised fit or style. Generally, in the making of a garment, ...

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A multispecies habitat made of living trees

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Design studio Terreform ONE constructed a reef-like structure that is formed using tree-grafting methods, as a ‘multispecies habitat’. Called Fab Tree Hab, the ‘terrestrial reef’ is 92 square metre (1000 square feet) and combines indigenous ...

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Non-iridescent structural colour ink

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Researchers at Kobe University in Japan developed non-fading structural colours that do not depend on the viewing angle and can be printed. An object has colour when light of a specific wavelength is reflected. With ...

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