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A rust-free bike made of recycled plastic

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Igus:Bike, a collaboration project between German motion plastic company Igus and Dutch start-up Mtrl, is an urban bike made almost solely of recycled plastic, making the bike both rust- and nearly maintenance free. Nearly all ...

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Sheet material made of Japanese knotweed

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Called Why Knot, the sheet material is made of Japanese knotweed, an invasive plant in the Netherlands. Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a fast-growing plant and considered to be one of the most invasive exotic ...

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Sound insulating screws

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Swedish company Akoustos, a spin-off company of Malmö University, developed a sound-absorbing screw, which provides both a resilient connection between panels and studs while also absorbing airborne and impact sound. Disturbing noise from neighbours and ...

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Using tree forks as loadbearing joints

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A team of MIT researchers developed a method that enables architects to use usually discarded tree forks as load-bearing joints in structures. While wood is being increasingly used in construction, generally, only the straight parts ...

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The world’s first ‘smart circular bridge’

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Eindhoven University of Technology (NL) leads a EU project to build three city bridges made from a biocomposite material consisting of flax and bioresin. The first bridge is now in place in Almere, the Netherlands. ...

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A CLT pavilion to celebrate 500 years of social housing

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Rotterdam-based architectural firm MVRDV designed a house-shaped pavilion made entirely of CLT to celebrate the world’s oldest social housing complex’s 500th birthday. The Fuggerei in Augsburg, Germany, is the world’s oldest social housing complex. For ...

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