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A meandering bamboo pavilion

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Chinese architectural studio LIN Architecture designed a meandering pavilion made entirely out of bamboo as a teaching project in joint participation and ecological construction. Simply named Bamboo Pavilion, the structure is located on Chongming, a ...

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A luxurious electric car made with plant-based materials

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With their Vision EQXX, Mercedes-Benz claims to have developed an electric car that has a range of 1,000 kilometres on a single battery charge, and has a luxurious interior made of vegan, plant-based materials. The ...

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Batteries made of used face masks

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Researchers at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Russia developed a method to recycle used face masks into flexible, low-cost batteries. During the coronavirus pandemic, people started using more than 130 billion ...

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An ‘impossible’ 2D material stronger than steel

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Researchers at MIT have developed an ‘impossible’ material: a 2D polymer that self-assembles into sheets and is stronger than steel. Usually, polymers, which include all plastics, form one dimensional, spaghetti-like chains made up of monomers. ...

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A more sustainable alternative to fireworks inspired by fireflies

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Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde designed an installation of biodegradable light sparks that float through the air as a more sustainable and quieter alternative to fireworks. Called SPARK, the installation was inspired by the light of ...

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A paving tile made of duckweed

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Dutch studio Flip the City designed a biodegradable paving tile made of duckweed to facilitate biodiversity, improve drainage and improve water quality.  Duckweed (Lemna) are a free-floating aquatic plants. They can reproduce at a high ...

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