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Engineered stone: a health risk?

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Australia has as first country in the world banned the use of engineered stone because of rising cases of silicosis among workers who handle the material. How dangerous is engineered stone? Engineered stone is a ...

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Cooling ceramics inspired by beetles

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Researchers at the City University of Hong Kong developed a passive radiative cooling ceramic material, which was inspired by a beetle. Passive radiative cooling (PRC) is one of the most promising green cooling technologies to ...

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Algae as a living medium

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With her project Algae Alight, chemist and creative technologist Zoë Breed explores the potential of bioluminescent algae as a living medium, using the algae’s natural abilities to produce light in combination with programmed vibration patterns ...

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Shoes made of grape leather

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Vegan accessories and footwear brand Verda developed a line of shoes made of grape leather. The line, which consists of both women’s and men’s shoes, has replaced all leather parts with grape leather. The vegan ...

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A facade robotically woven of carbon and glass fibres

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For a new building at the Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences, architectural studios Allmannwappner and Menges Scheffler Architekten created a façade that looks like a web made of robotically woven carbon and glass fibres. The ...

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Insulation made of rice husks and newspapers

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A team of scientists at the Technological University of Panama developed an insulation material made of waste rice husks and old newspapers. In Panama, where the study was conducted, rice husks, a waste product from ...

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