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Turning plastic bags into self-cooling fabric

Published 3 weeks ago by Sigrid | 2 responses

Researchers at MIT developed self-cooling fabrics made from polyethylene, a material commonly used in plastic bags. A plastic bag for a shirt hardly sounds like a cool option (both literally and figuratively). Polyethylene (PE) is ...

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A ceramic planter made with biochar to trap carbon

Published 4 weeks ago by Sigrid | no responses

In a collaboration between US-based companies OurCarbon, Break, and Sum Studio created a ceramic planter made with biochar, which traps greenhouse gasses. Developed by the Bioforcetech Corporation, OurCarbon is a material made of organic waste. ...

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The world’s first 3D printed school

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Non-profit Thinking Huts aims to close the global opportunity gap with the power of 3D printing. The first 3D printed school, designed by Studio Mortazavi, is planned in Madagascar. 3D printed buildings use less concrete ...

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A high end bag made of fine mycelium

Published 1 month ago by Sigrid | no responses

MycoWorks, a company developing a mycelium-based alternative to animal leather, teamed up with French luxury fashion house Hermès to create a high-end handbag. The first Fine Mycelium material MycoWorks developed, called Reishi, is different than ...

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Kiln-inspired vaults made of recycled kiln bricks

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The Imperial Kiln Museum in Jingdezhen, China, known as the Porcelain Capital in the world, designed by Studio Zhu-Pei, has arched brick vaults shaped like kilns, made in part of recycled kiln bricks. Jingdezhen has ...

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Furniture and flooring made of engineered hemp ‘wood’

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Developed by US-based company Fibonacci, HempWood is a wood-like alternative to tropical and domestic hardwood and suitable to make floors and furniture with. While wood is an amazing material with a bright future, if sourced ...

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