A battery made of natural stone

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The system CESAR, developed by Cees van Nimwegen and his Dutch company NICE developments, consists of a basalt-based battery that can store large quantities of electricity generated by solar panels and wind turbines. In order ...

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Regulating indoor temperature with water-filled windows

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Dr Matyas Gutai of Loughborough University in the UK developed water-filled glass, which can be used to heat and cool structures, reducing energy used and carbon emissions. Heating and cooling building generates massive carbon emissions. ...

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Combining concrete 3D printing and 3D printed formwork

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Researchers at Digital Building Technologies institute of ETH Zürich developed a method called Fast Complexity that combines the fabrication speed of concrete 3D printing with the geometric precision of reusable 3D printed formwork to create ...

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How to grow your own biodegradable IKEA furniture

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IKEA dedicated research and design lab SPACE10’s resident architects Katya Bryskina and Tomás Clavijo explored how the famous IKEA FRAKTA shopping bag might be used as a tool to grow, cast and shape furniture using ...

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A modular hospital made of wood and metal “Velcro”

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Canadian architect Tye Farrow used a Velcro-like metal material called Grip Metal by Canadian company Nucap to design a wooden modular template for temporary hospital amidst the Corona crisis. Grip Metal (which you can find ...

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Copper: the coronavirus’s worst enemy?

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In a time when we try to touch as little surfaces as possible and if we must, we prefer to disinfect them beforehand, more and more people are looking at copper as a miracle material, ...

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