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Dutch scavenger design

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During Dutch Design Week 2019, graduates from Design Academy Eindhoven showcased their work. One group of projects, grouped under the header ‘The Scavengers’, used the world’s only truly renewable material: trash. As more and more ...

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Self-regenerating pavement made of recycled tires

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Designer Israel Antonio Briseño Carmona of Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila developed a rubber pavement made of recycled tires that regenerates itself using only water. In Mexico, 80 per cent of the pavements are made of ...

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Vegan leather made from cacti

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Mexican start-up Adriano Di Marti developed a partially biodegradable leather alternative made from cacti. Called Desserto, the leather alternative was developed by two young Mexicans, Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez. The material is a ...

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Building faster, higher and greener with modular wood elements

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Finnish wood product manufacturer Metsä Wood awarded Estonian start-up Team 99 for the design of the most innovative 2D element that can be used in the construction of buildings to reduce their carbon footprint. Wood ...

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Superhydrophobic material inspired by spiders and ants

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Inspired by diving bell spiders and the rafts of fire ants, researchers at the University of Rochester in the US created a metallic structure that is so water repellent that it refuses to sink, even ...

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The future of wood- and cellulose-based materials

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Students from Chemarts, a collaboration between School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM) and The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) of Aalto University in Finland, developed new ways to harness wood and cellulose, the result ...

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