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MaterialDistrict Rotterdam commits to Circular Economy

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With 175 exhibitors, an exhibition with 400 materials, and a lecture programme with 50 speakers, MaterialDistrict Rotterdam is once again imbued with material innovation. As the only annual even for material specifiers from all sectors of ...

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3D printed objects with incorporated living organisms

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Researchers at MIT, Harvard University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the US developed a method for 3D printing objects that can control living organisms in a predictable way. Called hybrid living materials, the team precisely ...

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Circular floor tiles made out of railroad beams

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Dutch Interior design studio Het Groene Kabinet designed floor tiles made from old railroad beams to store CO2 in long lasting products. Located in Utrecht at Het Hof van Cartesius in the Netherlands, Het Groene ...

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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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